Crystal Palace told it will take £3m to prise Dyche from Burnley - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

27th May, 2021 | 5:00pm

Revealed: Crystal Palace told the 'fee' they must pay to prise Dyche from Burnley

Crystal Palace have been told it will cost a £3million compensation fee to prise Sean Dyche from Burnley, Football Insider understands.

His contract runs until the summer of 2022 and the 49-year-old has previously stated talks will be held over an extension.

A Palace source told Football Insider that the club’s hierarchy see him as a suitable replacement for the outgoing Roy Hodgson.

Hodgson, 73, is set to leave the Eagles after four years at the helm when his deal runs out in June.

This site revealed earlier today that Palace approached Burnley to enquire as to the fee it would cost to lure Dyche from Turf Moor.

That comes after Palace first contacted Dyche over the role back in January.

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If Palace chiefs appoint Dyche ahead of the summer, he will likely oversee an era of change as a raft of senior stars’ deals are due to expire.

Among those who could be set for the exit door at Selhurst Park are Gary Cahill, Mamadou Sakho, Patrick van Aanholt, Andros Townsend and Christian Benteke.

Dyche has masterminded several periods of regeneration throughout his near-decade-long stretch at Burnley.

The ex-Watford boss orchestrated two automatic promotions from the Championship and turned the modestly-funded East Lancashire side into an established Premier League outfit.

Despite financial constraints, the former centre-back led the Clarets into the Europa League in the 2018-19 campaign.

Since their last promotion in 2016, they have at times flirted with relegation but ultimately kept their heads above water.

Palace meanwhile have finished no higher than 10th and no lower than 15th since their own promotion in 2013.

Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael, who is currently recovering from having his top-flight aspirations dashed by Swansea City in the play-off semi-finals, is also on Palace’s radar.

As revealed by Football Insider earlier this month, chairman Steve Parish and director of football Dougie Freedman were at loggerheads over the 45-year-old’s suitability.

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