SEAN Dyche is preparing to sign an extended contract with Burnley this summer after positive talks over a new deal.

Dyche penned a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Clarets when he was appointed as boss in October 2012.

That deal now has only a year remaining but discussions have been held over an extended contract and Dyche is understood to be happy to reaffirm his commitment to Burnley.

The manager has been tentatively linked with vacancies at West Bromwich Albion and Southampton this summer as his reputation starts to grow after miraculously guiding the Clarets into the Premier League.

But it is understood that Dyche is extremely happy to continue in his current role at Burnley.

Dyche has a close working relationship with the Clarets’ American chief executive Lee Hoos and regards that as an important factor in potential future success at Turf Moor.

Hoos confirmed after Burnley’s promotion to the Premier League that the club were keen to reward Dyche for the job he has done with the Clarets.

“Sean has done an excellent job with the resources at his disposal and the best contracts are when people get rewarded for something they have deserved,” Hoos said at the time.

Dyche will be managing in the Premier League for the first time after two-and-a-half seasons in the Championship – initially with Watford and then Burnley.

He was one of four nominees for the LMA manager of the year award after securing promotion with the Clarets, although controversially he was pipped for the Championship manager of the year honour by Leicester City’s Nigel Pearson.

Meanwhile, out-of-contract Hull City striker Matty Fryatt has completed a move to Nottingham Forest on a three-year deal.

Burnley had been tracking Fryatt but the former Leicester and Walsall forward has turned down a new deal with Hull and dropped down a division to be nearer his family home in the Midlands.