Clarets boss Sean Dyche says the club have “a chance with three or four” targets ahead of the transfer window closing.
The window shuts at 11 p.m. on Tuesday night – shortly after the conclusion of the Premier League clash with champions Leicester City at Turf Moor.
And after having an offer in the region of £10m accepted for Hull City schemer Robert Snodgrass on Wednesday, the window is cranking into life.
West Ham also had a smiliar offer accepted later that day, while Middlesbrough – though Hull denied their bid had been accepted – made an offer totalling £10m, which was structured differently.
It remains to be seen whether Burnley’s offer was intended to try and force Norwich City’s hand over wide man Robbie Brady, for whom they had a deal worth up to £13m turned down last week.
Brady looks certain to leave Carrow Road after the Canaries reportedly accepted Crystal Palace’s bid of £9m plus up to £2.5m in add ons - though that has been denied in East Anglia – and suggestions in Brady’s home country, the Republic of Ireland, are he could still end up at Turf Moor.
Dyche said yesterday morning: “There is one out there in the press (Snodgrass), but there are other clubs interested – arguably more powerful.
“There are a couple of things out there which are false, but there is a mixed bag – a couple of things are miles away and three or four we have a chance with.
“We’ll wait and see.”
With Dean Marney expected to be out for the long term with a knee injury, and Joey Barton potentially facing a suspension over FA misconduct charges, Burnley’s central midfield options could be thinned out, and Dyche added: “We’re looking through the market at every position on an ongoing basis.
“But we can’t cherry pick, we have to be open-minded to different circumstances, and it is still about what is available.
“Teams keep hold of their players like we are – we’re not thinking about players going out unless we decide it is the right thing to do.”