SEAN Dyche says Burnley’s position in the Premier League food chain means he can’t offer any guarantees about the club’s transfer business between now and the end of the window.

The Clarets have until August 8 to get deals done – the new season kicking off against Southampton at Turf Moor two days later.

Dyche is looking to add to the arrivals of Jay Rodriguez and Erik Pieters but has reiterated that will be easier said than done.

Rodriguez’s return to his hometown club from West Bromwich Albion cost £10 million while Pieters arrived from Stoke in a deal worth £1.5 million.

Those represent relatively modest outlays compared to some of the deals in the top flight.

“We are not market leaders, we can't just have that and that and get rid of them and them,” said the Clarets boss.

“It doesn't work like that for us. There are certain things we can push on but there are no guarantees, that is the model of the club.

“We have predators looking at ours and equally we are looking at others.”

Dyche was delighted with his side’s performance in the 6-1 win over Nice with competition for places increasing all over the pitch 10 days before the new season begins.

That leaves him wanting to strengthen but not desperate to get business done by any means necessary.

“If we can find the quality at the right price then of course (we’re looking to add),” he said.  

“That’s standard. There’s still a few irons in fires but it’s not an easy market.

“If nothing happened we’ve got a balanced looking squad. If it happens then we’ve done it for a reason.”

One thing the Burnley boss insists is the case is that players do not have to leave Turf Moor before any arrive.

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton continues to be linked with Aston Villa while fellow shot-stopper Joe Hart has been expected to leave throughout the summer having lost his place in the side in 2019.

Fringe players could also depart, Nahki Wells having struggled for pre-season game time since his return from his season-long loan at Queens Park Rangers.

Matej Vydra also did not get on the pitch against Nice, the Czech striker behind Rodriguez, Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood in the pecking order.

“We don't have to (move people on before bringing any in),” said Dyche.

“If we do that there will be reasons why but we don't have to.”