Burnley boss Sean Dyche says club do not fear transfer window

Burnley manager Sean Dyche

The Clarets have a six point cushion from the relegation zone, as the January transfer window opens in a few days time.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says the club do not fear the impending opening of the January transfer window on New Years Day, mainly due to their financial stability.

Speaking to the club's official website, Dyche spoke of the 'sound footing' Burnley are on, keeping their transfer targets realistic, whilst not needing to sell their prized assets at the same time.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche applauds fans after the gameBurnley manager Sean Dyche applauds fans after the game

Heading into the new year, The Clarets sit in 14th spot - with a healthy six-point cushion from the bottom three - as the club look to consolidate a top-flight berth at the third time of asking.

The winter transfer window represents an opportunity for the Burnley boss to recruit the one or two new faces that could secure the Lancashire club Premier League football for a second successive term, adding the window has nothing for the club to fear.

Dyche told burnleyfootballclub.com: “I’m not worried. We are on a sound footing here,” said Dyche.

“We know that financially, the way the club is run."

As Burnley look to make additions to their squad, perhaps the bigger priority will be to hang on to the likes of central defender Michael Keane.

Burnley's Michael KeaneBurnley's Michael Keane

The 23 year-old Stockport centre-back has been instrumental in the Clarets home form this term, masterminding victories at Turf Moor versus Liverpool, Watford and Middlesbrough, as well as a hugely impressive point at Old Trafford.

Positioned in front of the imperious Tom Heaton in the Burnley defence, the Englishman's performances had alerted the likes of Chelsea, before The Blues' surge up the Premier League table, linked with a switch by the Daily Star.

Whether Antonio Conte's men sure up their interest in the future England international, Dyche is confident the club can hold on to their key players, whilst also keeping his eye on further additions.

Burnley's Tom Heaton makes a saveBurnley's Tom Heaton makes a save

“It’s a challenge when you try to spend money to get players in sometimes because of the enormity of that and what’s needed", Dyche said.

“On the other hand, we are in a very stable place with regards others trying to get our players.”

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