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Burnley manager insists 'no-one's for sale'
BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche expects to keep his first team squad intact this month, insisting: “No-one’s for sale.”
Star striker Danny Ings has been linked with a move to a Premier League club almost daily since the January transfer window opened, with West Brom the latest in a long line.
But the 21-year-old isn’t the only current Claret to have attracted attention from top flight teams.
Highly-rated right back Kieran Trippier is said to have been watched by Stoke and West Brom also, while captain Jason Shackell has been linked with Crystal Palace.
However Dyche is maintaining a relaxed approach to the remaining days of the transfer window, which closes at 11pm on Friday, and said: “We’re looking to bring in, not get out.
"We've been very clear as a club to come out and say no-one's for sale, and they're not, it's as simple as that.
"We're on a journey and we want to see it through this season.
"All of our players are important, never more so than when we carry such a small squad.
"The club have been really strong with it and really open with it, no-one's for sale at this club."
Dyche is instead focused on increasing his incomings, following the arrival of Ashley Barnes, who is set to face his former club Brighton at Turf Moor tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).
"We've tried to have open lines of communication with a number of different parties," said the Clarets boss.
"The finance is not so easy so we'll have to judge that accordingly.
"We have been keeping links open in certain situations but in our situation it's not as easy as some who just throw money at everything, so we have to work accordingly, and we'll see what comes around our way.
"There's a strong possibility we're looking in the loan market but that's been kind of all season really.
"Yet again it comes down to availability, the will and desire of someone to come in and want to affect what's happening."
Dyche expects to have an almost fully fit squad to choose from tonight, with Ben Mee available after a thigh injury, and Ross Wallace set to step up his comeback with another behind-closed-doors game this week.
Dyche was looking at a friendly for the winger, who has been sidelined since August, last week but instead opted to include him with the rest of the squad on a warm weather training camp in Spain.
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