Burnley are prepared to roll the dice when it comes to Danny Ings’ future.
The England U21 international will be out of contract at the end of the season, dropping him into the free agent pool.
The Clarets are hoping that he can be talked into penning fresh terms, but no agreement has been reached as yet.
Sean Dyche is not about to throw in the towel, though, and intends to run the risk of snubbing interest in January.
Burnley would be able to bring in decent money for Ings when the transfer window re-opens, with the likes of Sunderland, Newcastle United, Southampton and Ajax all reported to be keen.
Dyche, though, says no sale will be sanctioned, with the Clarets looking to bolster their ranks, not deplete them.
He said: "[I have] no concerns whatsoever. I've been asked that question for the last two years.
"It's just the reality of the situation and we have open dialogue with him and his agent.
"The club have made it quite clear how much they value the players we've got and we're in a good position cash-wise because we haven't spent a lot of money.
"If anything, we're thinking about adding to the squad."
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Ings helped to fire Burnley to promotion last season, with 21 Championship goals representing his best career haul by some considerable distance.
He has not looked out of place among the elite this term, with the target found four times in 14 top-flight appearances.
Interest in his services was expected, with his deal running down, but Burnley will hope that the faith they have shown in the 22-year-old will be rewarded by an extended stay at Turf Moor.