BURNLEY will target a wide player in the January transfer window with boss Sean Dyche admitting he may look to the Championship for any new faces.

The Clarets have Aaron Lennon out injured and Robbie Brady suspended meaning Johann Berg Gudmundsson and youngster Dwight McNeil are the only recognised senior wingers in his squad.

Burnley have been linked with a move for long-term target Matt Phillips at West Brom while Hull City's Jarrod Bowen is another reportedly interesting the Turf Moor hierarchy, although the Clarets are likely to be priced out of a move for the £20m rated man who is also on Tottenham Hotspur's radar.

Dyche reiterated his view that adding in January will be difficult for Burnley but revealed a wide man is top of the list.

"We have got to look at that because with Azza been out for a while. There is no timescale so we are not absolutely sure but it is certainly going to be weeks rather than a week or two, certainly over a month I would think so we have to look at that," said the Clarets chief when asked if adding a winger was his January priority.

"But the rules don’t change at Burnley, it is not like we are just going to magic up £50m quid and sign who we want so they have got to be available."

Burnley have had success in brining players in from the Championship in recent seasons and for the last two summers have signed the second tier top scorer, with Matej Vydra following Chris Wood to East Lancashire.

And Dyche believes going down that avenue again could be fruitful, even if the pricetags on players are increasing.

"I think predominantly that (the Championship) is one of our markets," he added. "But it is hard enough to try and get players out of the Championship now for what I call real money, as in sensible viewpoint money.

"You try and go to the Premier League and as you can imagine the numbers just go north.

"It is very, very difficult, the market is very unforgiving. The numbers keep getting broken by a key position, I think (James) Maddison was this year’s one at £21m (when he left Norwich for Leicester last summer), I don’t think anyone expected it to be anywhere near that. Not because he is not a fine player because he is a fine player but just looking at the market as a norm.

"But then there are no norms in the market now so once one breaks the mould then every club who have got a player at least similar to that go ‘well if he is worth that then he must be worth whatever’ so it just keeps getting broken.

"Clubs look at business models differently now, some clubs are not in good shape but they just keep hanging on until they got what they want so it is a really tough market, a really, really tough market."

Dyche pointed to interest in Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi (pictured) as an example of how inflated prices have become.

Bayern Munich are reportedly prepared to pay £30m for the 18-year-old who has played just 42 minutes of Premier League football this season.

Burnley's record transfer is the £15m shelled out for both Wood and Ben Gibson and Dyche believes it is a 'challenge' for the Clarets to compete with other top flight clubs.

"There are some enormous figures being bandied about for a player who hasn’t kicked a ball," the Clarets boss said of the Hudson-Odoi reports.

"And if that (Hudson-Odoi) does happen then guess what happens to every promising 19 or 20-year-old? If he, for argument’s sake, goes for £30m then how much is the next one worth and how much are the ones that are actually playing worth?"

Dyche added: "For a lot of people now it is the suggestion of what are they going to be and there are no guarantees on that.

"Some clubs will get the risk and reward scenario of that is our player and we are going to go and get them and see what comes and some, like ourselves, have to be a bit more frugal with it.

"We have to be because of the business model of the club. It is very difficult, it is a challenge that I have enjoyed, it has its frustrations at times but that is the market."