Dyche hopeful on new signings

Transfer targets: Clarets boss Sean Dyche is looking to land his first summer signings - with West Brom's Craig Dawson linked with a move

Transfer targets: Clarets boss Sean Dyche is looking to land his first summer signings - with West Brom's Craig Dawson linked with a move

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Clarets boss Sean Dyche is hoping to push through his first summer transfer deals over the next few days.

Dyche has yet to add to his squad since promotion back to the Premier League was sealed.

But he is confident of having some new faces on board before the players return for pre-season training early next month.

Burnley have been linked with a number of potential signings over the close season - centre backs Craig Dawson of West Brom, Derby’s Richard Keogh and Steve Cook of Bournemouth, Derby midfielder Craig Bryson and two strikers Dyche worked with at Watford, Troy Deeney and Marvin Sordell - among others.

And Dyche said of the progress made in the market so far: “There’s a few things.

“We’re in the hat for a few at the minute and we’ll just wait to see if we can get them over the line.

“Pre-season hasn’t started yet and there’s still a few weeks before the players return.

“We’re starting slightly earlier than most.

“We’re hopeful that over the next 10 days to two weeks that some will start to pop into place for us.

“It’s been busy and it’s still busy now.

“The last six weeks since the season finished have absolutely flown by.”

In terms of internal business, Dyche and his staff agreed new deals last week, and the club have already tied up Danny Lafferty and Kieran Trippier on fresh terms - with Junior Stanislas - linked with former Clarets boss Eddie Howe at Bournemouth, Michael Duff, Luke O’Neill and Chris Baird weighing up offers.

And Dyche added: “They are ongoing and we don’t see too many challenges.

“Obviously Tripps has signed which is great and most of the others are already under contract. There are ongoing discussions with numerous players about their futures. That’s just normal business.”

There has been no progress as regards Duff’s future, after talks started earlier this month, but his representative Gary Mellor is confident a deal can be struck after 10 years’ service with the club.

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