buy mont blanc pen online ‘Background planning’ for summer transfers has already begun
The last two windows have been busy affairs at Turf Moor, with Burnley breaking their transfer record three times since August with the additions of Steven Defour, Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady, and while Dyche said the players remain focused on the on pitch battle, he has to be able to look ahead as well.
“There is some background planning to that, of course,” he said of transfer plans for the summer.
“We have to look at what’s available in the market, what’s out there in our reality and possible situations we can act on. Some of that work goes on with the recruitment staff, of course, but within the group, it’s the next game.”
Dyche will be keen to add to his squad in the summer but tying down Andre Gray to a new contract will also be a priority for the Clarets.
The 25 year old, who has eight Premier League goals to his name this season, has less than 18 months remaining on his current deal and in recent weeks Tottenham have been linked with a move for Burnley’s top scorer.
“It works no different to any other player. Simple as that. They keep playing, we want them to perform, and the rest takes care of itself one way or the other down the line somewhere,” Dyche said of Gray’s contract.
“He’s still learning, he’s still adapting to life in the Premier League. There’s a lot of work he needs to continue doing, which he’s willing to do, and we enjoy what he’s doing for us. That’s it really.
“I can’t remember who said it the other day about the change in football and how it works now. It’s a very different business from 10 years ago.
“Players have a different view through their agents on what it is. I heard another manager the other day speak completely openly about someone else’s player. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
“I thought: If that was on a phone, it would be an illegal approach. The way it is now, it’s just people throwing names around willy nilly about who they want, who they can get, what their contract situation is.
“It’s not a private business any more. It’s just out there. You have to adapt to it and be flexible within it. It’s all you can do.”
Dyche said Burnley would try and do their business, in terms of incomings and outgoings, behind the scenes, but he admits that can be tougher to do now.
Michael Keane is also entering the final 18 months of his deal, and Everton boss Ronald Koeman recently spoke of his admiration for the central defender.