BURNLEY manager Sean Dyche is confident the club will fend off any interest in centre back James Tarkowski in the final days of the transfer window.

Harry Maguire’s imminent move to Manchester United will leave Leicester with a big pot of cash, and needing a new defender.

Tarkowski sat out Burnley’s 2-0 win over Parma on Saturday with a slight thigh injury - but is expected to be fit for the Southampton match.

While the England man is being linked with the Foxes, Nottingham Forest are also reportedly interested in fellow defender Kevin Long.

“Tarky has got a thigh injury, Longy has a groin injury,” Dyche said.

“It’s the usual, it’s not my first rodeo, Danny Ings - is he going or staying?”

On whether he will have any problems holding onto his best players, Dyche added: “No, I don’t think so, it is what it is.

“He is a Burnley player, we like him, he is still developing and still improving. All the right things about what we want as a club. It is as simple as that.

“And if that changes then it will be a decision that will be dealt with in the future but we are not looking for it to change that is for sure.

“Everyone in world football has a price - Neymar had a price. Ronaldo had a price back in the day, everyone has a price and that is just the truth of how the market works.

“In life as well not just football, you have a price on your house and if someone comes along with more than you were thinking than you go ‘okay then.’”

Speculation about the England man having a £50 million release clause in his contract have surfaced, Dyche refutes this.

“You can apply speculation. There is enough rumours out there.”

Elswhere, Robbie Brady and Jack Cork were forced off in the first half through injury against Parma, but Dyche didn’t seem too concerned ahead of the season opener against Southampton.

“Robbie got a knock on his ribs and had just come back from that, and Corky took a slip, but he’s fine,” he said.

“He (Brady) is very unlucky, he has a rib thing which can be sore and he got a smack on it straight away so we had to make a call.

“Corky was a precaution but with Robbie we will have to wait and see. I don’t know how quickly that will settle down again.”