Sean Dyche admits that he is growing frustrated as Burnley have still not been paid by Liverpool for striker Danny Ings.
Ings joined Liverpool from Burnley in summer 2015 on a Bosman deal, with the England international’s contract having expired.
However, as Ings is still only 23, rulings demand that Liverpool must pay a fee for the forward, which is set at a transfer tribunal.
But seven months on from Ings moving to Anfield, Dyche has revealed that Burnley have still not been paid by the Reds.
“It’s not helpful,” the Burnley manager said. “Like any business, ideally, you get funds in and then you look and say ‘what can we put out’. That is a grey area for us with no knowledge of where it will end up.
“So that is a challenge. But they are the rules, whether we agree, like them or dislike them, they are the rules.
“We are certainly hoping it’s by the end of the season, to bring closure for everyone, for all parties.”
Liverpool are reported to be willing to part with around £6million for Ings, who remains sidelined after rupturing a cruciate knee ligament in October, while Burnley want closer to £10million.