Dyche - a chance with '˜three or four' targets

Clarets boss Sean Dyche says the club have 'a chance with three or four' targets ahead of the transfer window closing.

Thursday, 26th January 2017, 12:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th January 2017, 2:32 pm
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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.”