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Dyche slams transfer door shut

Burnley manager Sean Dyche insists "no-one is for sale" as he looks to see out the January transfer window with his first-team intact.

Numerous Clarets players have been linked with moves away from Turf Moor, none more than star striker Danny Ings, who has reportedly attracted the interest of Premier League clubs West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool.

However, 21-year-old Ings is not the only player being targeted; the Baggies have also been keeping tabs on highly-rated right-back Kieran Trippier, with Stoke City likewise interested.

Crystal Palace are rumoured to be watching Burnley captain Jason Shackell, but Dyche insists the door is firmly closed.

"We're looking to bring in, not get out," he told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"We've been very clear as a club to come out and say no-one's for sale, and they're not, it's as simple as that.

"We're on a journey and we want to see it through this season. All of our players are important, never more so than when we carry such a small squad.

"The club have been really strong with it and really open with it, no-one's for sale at this club."

With the departures door locked, Dyche is instead turning attention to bringing players in.

Ashley Barnes joined Burnley's ranks from Brighton earlier in the window and could make his debut against his former club on Wednesday, but Dyche remains coy on his targets for the rest of the week.

"We've tried to have open lines of communication with a number of different parties," he said.

"The finance is not so easy so we'll have to judge that accordingly.

"We have been keeping links open in certain situations but in our situation it's not as easy as some who just throw money at everything, so we have to work accordingly, and we'll see what comes around our way."

Despite being eager to bolster his options, Dyche understands mid-season finances are not in abundance and admits he could turn to loan deals.

"There's a strong possibility we're looking in the loan market but that's been kind of all season really," he added.

"Yet again it comes down to availability, the will and desire of someone to come in and want to affect what's happening."