Sean Dyche knows it will be a challenge for Burnley to find the right players at the right price this summer. 

The Clarets boss is ready for money to talk more than ever ahead of next season with shrewd recruitment, aided by technical director Mike Rigg, set to be the order of the day. 

But the likelihood of a club pushing to return to the top half of the Premier League picking up relative bargains is slim. 

Dyche cites James Tarkowski, Nick Pope and Johann Berg Gudmundsson as examples of players who have thrived at Turf Moor after being picked up for modest sums. 

Dwight McNeil has also emerged as a home-grown talent this season, starring on the left wing as he made a major breakthrough in the second half of the campaign. 

"It's getting more and more difficult," the Clarets boss said. 

"The obvious ones for us Tarky, Popey, Gudmundsson, it's different with Dwight coming through the system, but they are not as easy to find anymore.

"And if you do, their clubs say they want £29m or something, a lot of money.

"Business models in football have gone out of the window, so no one really deals with the business model, they just say 'give us this number or we'll keep them'.

"You might think they're not in that great order, but they're not bothered, therefore pay the money or don't.

"It's getting harder and harder to get the deals done."

Dyche is also well aware that there is more pressure than ever for money to be spent and for new recruits to hit the ground running. 

Two big-money recruits last August in Ben Gibson and Matej Vydra have found game-time limited while Joe Hart, a high-profile arrival, didn't feature at all in 2019 as Tom Heaton regained the Clarets' No.1 jersey. 

"You've got to add in development time," Dyche said. 

"Gudmundsson was in and out his first season, Popey had to sit tight, Tarky needed time too. Will people give us that time now?

"The eyes on us are a bit sharper now. 

"It's why aren't you winning? Why aren't you playing this way? Why aren't you spending this?

"It's harder to find the diamonds but it's part of the challenge."