Date: 30th January 2017 at 3:44pm
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Manager Sean Dyche has been holding his Monday press meet and greet and quite a few topics were discussed.

Focusing in on the final few days of the January transfer window, Dyche was hoping a deal or two might get themselves over the line before the deadline window shuts and he told the Official Site.

‘We think we will but it`s not that easy. We are in the market and we are looking at players we think can benefit the club, not just me and the team immediately, but the club. We want to continue to build a stronger unit as a club both on and off the pitch, which means the alignment is important. There are couple of pending situations that have been there for a bit now but still haven`t quite got done. Not from us. Things are more less there but they have to be signed off and they have to be agreed in totality.’

With the deadline shutting just over an hour after we’ve played Leicester City at Turf Moor, Dyche went on to say that it wasn’t ideal planning really.

‘In everyone`s ideal world you get deals done before the game, but you never know. It is difficult. There`s no two ways about it. We have never said it`s a walk in the park and it`s not always just money. Everyone thinks it`s just money. It`s not. It`s getting the availability as well. We are active on a couple of things and we will see if we can get them over the line.’

With Steven Defour linked with a move to China this window and the player himself being quoted as being open to the idea, Dyche played down any problems.

Sky Sports have him quoted as saying.

‘I’ve only just found about his comments but they’ve got to say something and we all know the realities – they put one word out of place and people try to make a story out of it. I think it’s fair to say he is going along well here and enjoying his football. He scored a fantastic goal on Saturday and he has certainly not mentioned anything to me about playing further afield.’

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is also the latest to express an interest in centre half Michael Keane.

The Liverpool Echo have him saying.

‘He (Keane) is one of those players. He`s on our list but he`s on lots of teams’ lists. It’s what we need for next season and the future. If we sign a player it’s that player who brings what we don’t have. If it’s not possible today or tomorrow we will wait until the summer when it’s easier than in January.’

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