BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche said striker Sam Vokes is ‘not on the way at this moment in time.’

Vokes is wanted by Championship side Stoke City but the Clarets will not be willing to sanction any deal without securing a replacement, with Birmingham City’s Che Adams appearing to be the number one target.

Stoke are understood to be baulking at the £9m asking price for the Wales international who only signed a new contract at Turf Moor in October.

The 29-year-old was an unused sub in the 2-2 Premier League draw with Old Trafford on Tuesday night and asked about the striker’s reaction to the Clarets supporters at full time, when he went to applaud the travelling fans along with other members of the Burnley squad, Dyche said: “It just suggests he has respect from the fans and he respects them.

“He is not on the way at this moment in time that’s for sure.”

Vokes is behind Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes, who both found the net against United, in the pecking order at Turf Moor while Matej Vydra provides another forward option and got the nod to start the FA Cup fourth round defeat to Manchester City last weekend.

The Welshman joined Burnley initially on loan from Wolves in January 2012 before making the move permanent that summer.

He has made more than 250 appearances for the Clarets, including 30 this season.