SEAN Dyche insists there is no extra pressure this summer on Burnley's transfer dealings as the Clarets look to build on a fine 2017/18.

Dyche steered Burnley into Europe for the first time in 51 years last term after a seventh place finish in the Premier League.

But the Clarets are yet to get their summer business up and running ahead of a return to action in the Europa League second qualifying round on July 26.

However, Dyche insists last season's success hasn't radically changed the club's approach, with Burnley still not the 'real deal' according to the Turf Moor chief, which will affect how they can operate in the transfer market.

"That’s where I think this club, the board, the chairman, they’re very balanced about it all. They still know what we are. We’re not the real deal," Dyche said.

"We’ve had a great season and the lads deserve the pats on the back they get, but we’re not the real deal. It’s an ongoing basis.

"Who can you sign? Not just for day one - who can develop? Who can move forward? In due course, can they become the next big player for us? And we’re not naive: Can we sign the one who’s already there?"

Singing the one who is already there can prove the toughest part for Dyche. While Burnley have had success in the transfer market with players who have developed from relatively modest beginning, such as Nick Pope, James Tarkowski and Johann Berg Gudmundsson, bringing in proven Premier League stars who can hit the ground running is a different prospect.

Dyche cites the example of Jack Cork - an £8million bargain from Swansea City last summer - as a new recruit who was already at the top level, but said the finance involved usually makes those deals trickier to pull off.

"Corky’s one who’s already there. You look at his history, he’s been in the Premier League a number of years, playing at different clubs," explained Dyche.

"They’re harder for us to come by because they’re often very expensive. Corky’s been a great signing - both on the pitch and in business terms.

"They’re hard to find, players who are experienced enough, they get it enough and they’re still hungry enough. They still fit what we’re about. They understand it and the finances fit.

"They’re hard to find, so we often have to get the one who will be the next one, and the one who can mature into the next one. Johann and Popey and Tarky. Even Andre when he was here. I think he went away a better player than when he came. So we’re still in that process."