Burnley trying to secure Sean Dyche amid fears of Crystal Palace approach

Burnley are trying to tie Sean Dyche down on a new deal amid rising fears of an approach from Crystal Palace.

Eagles' boss Roy Hodgson, 73, is out of contract in the summer and increasingly likely to leave Selhurst Park.

Palace chiefs admire Dyche for his work at Turf Moor since October 2012.

A 4-0 romp at Wolves on Sunday has left Burnley nine points clear of the drop zone with five games left and on the threshold of Premier League safety.

Now Clarets chairman Alan Pace aims to persuade Dyche to commit his future to the club.

Dyche, 49, is out of contract next summer and would be available for compensation at the end of the season.

Palace are keen as he has overseen two promotions to the top-flight, a European campaign plus two top 10 Premier League finishes in the last four seasons.

Dyche has been linked with a number of other jobs previously including Everton, West Ham and now the vacant manager's position at Scottish giants Celtic.

But Burnley's new owners ALK want to plan for the long-term with Dyche in charge.

Pace has described Dyche as critical to their ambitions for the club and the two have held a series of meetings since ALK completed their takeover on New Year's Eve.

Dyche signed a new contract in 2018 which made him the highest paid employee at the club and replaced his one-year rolling deal.

He stressed earlier this year he was in no rush to pen a new deal but his future is fast approaching a crunch point.

Palace are preparing for widespread changes this summer and have over ten players with deals expiring in the next few months including Gary Cahill, Mamadou Sakho, Patrick van Aanholt, Andros Townsend and Christian Benteke.

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