BURNLEY are looking to add to their squad before their blockbuster opening day bout with Chelsea, and have not given up on landing targets Craig Dawson and Henri Lansbury, despite resistance from their clubs.

The Clarets have had three offers turned down to date by West Brom for defender Dawson, while Nottingham Forest stated they have no interest in selling their influential midfielder.

Player power may ultimately prove to be in Burnley’s favour, with Dawson having already submitted a transfer request, which was turned down, while Lansbury has snubbed a new deal at the City Ground.

In the meantime, Burnley boss Dyche continues to play a patient waiting game as the big kick-off approaches.

But he insists the club will not be held to ransom to land their targets.

“We have been hopeful of adding players for the last few weeks,” he said.

“Some clubs just keep throwing money at it until it happens and possibly that was the Ross McCormack (from Leeds to Fulham) situation in that they just kept going until eventually they just say ‘yeah’. In theory the board could do that but that would be detrimental in the long run and this could endanger the future of the club.

“If we suddenly brought in a big signing on double everyone else then I do not see how that is helpful to the group. I have made it quite clear to the group how we go about our business.”

He added: “There are a few things we hope to get over the line, but I have been saying that for a couple of weeks. It is not just tittle-tattle that I am throwing around. “There are deals I thought would be tomorrow, tomorrow and then a week later you realise a week has gone. That is the nature of what happens when you are a cub that does not just go ‘there is a load of money, there’s a load of wages, get him in.’”