SEAN Dyche says takeover talk will not determine how he approaches the January transfer window.

The Clarets are the subject of interest from American group ALK Capital as well as a partnership between Egyptian businessman Mohamed El Kashashy and lawyer Chris Farnell, with chairman Mike Garlick open to a sale.

A deal has yet to be struck with either party, and Burnley boss Dyche has revealed he is in the dark about where the process is currently at.

But as far as he is concerned it remains business as usual, which he explained brought with it a degree of uncertainty in any case.

Asked whether he needed to know where he stood, in terms of the takeover, with the January transfer window in mind, Dyche said: “Whether I do or I don't, I often don't, so that's not new news.

“I don't know what my budget is, I never have a budget so you don't really know where you stand until the moment of truth when you just try to sign a player. That's not new to me.

“Regardless of takeovers I hear the noise like you, I haven't had any dialogue with the chairman at all or the board for that matter to give me any direction on that. I just keep working hard with the team, keep trying to get results and keep trying to get the successes that we work for.”

Transfer windows are not Dyche’s favourite period in the football calendar at the best of times, and this summer’s was arguably the toughest with only two senior players brought in and only a comparatively small amount of money spent.

But while there were obvious frustrations for Dyche, the situation has allowed for in-house talent to emerge, with Josh Brownhill the most notable.

“I think he is maturing into the Premier League and the work ethic is superb. His energy output is excellent and he is one of a number of players who have slowly but surely found their feet with us in the Premier League and we want him to continue to do well,” said Dyche of the combative midfielder who signed from Bristol City in a swap deal with Nahki Wells last January.

“He’s done nicely, he’s come from the Championship and at first it maybe took him by surprise, the sharpness of how we work, and the fitness levels, but he’s adapted very, very well.

“I’ve been most impressed that we threw him in at the deep end against Man City and he wasn’t fazed by that.

“He stayed out wide and did well, and came inside and did well there, he’s just been open-minded and taken it on.

“I like that idea about our group, players get accepted here very readily and open their minds to how the team works.”

Josh Benson is another player who has made a positive impression on Dyche after making the step up from Academy and Under 23s level, having signed from Arsenal in 2018. And he was yesterday rewarded with a new contract until June 2023, with a further 12-month option.

“I feel like it’s the start of my career and I need to build on this,” he said.

“I’m really happy here. I’ve worked hard for this and now I just want to crack on and focus on my football.”

Following a loan spell with Grimsby Town in League Two last season the midfielder’s Clarets career has progressed this season with his first Premier League coming against Manchester City at the end of November. He then came off the bench as the Clarets drew their next game, at home to Everton.

Benson, who was among the substitutes on his return to former club Arsenal when the Clarets recorded a famous win on Sunday, added: “It’s been a big transition moving up north and I’ve enjoyed it here.

“It’s a great club and I feel like I’ve matured a lot, developed as a player here, and realised it’s a different life from being a boy to a man, moving away from home.

“Being at a Premier League club has been a dream of mine and now I’m training regularly, being on the bench and starting to get some minutes with the first team it’s becoming a reality.

“I just want to be the best player I can be and play as many games as possible.

“This is just the start and I want to build on it and hopefully earn more contracts in the future.”