​Burnley boss Sean Dyche is ​keen to take over as the new Crystal Palace boss, replacing former manager Sam Allardyce, according to a report in the ​Independent.

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Dyche would be a solid contender for the position considering the job he has done at Burnley, making them difficult to beat at home and guiding them to Premier League safety. 

However, it remains to be seen if the 45-year-old will be the Eagles' top choice to take over as they eye up a number of candidates. 

The recruitment process has slowed down for Palace after their efforts to bring in their top target Marco Silva, who after leaving Hull has since joined Dyche's former side, Watford. 

Other candidates include recently unemployed Garry Monk, former England manager Roy Hodgson and Mauricio Pellegrino, who is looking for a job in the Premier League after leaving Alaves.

Dyche, who has a release clause of £1m, has been in constant contact with Chairman Steve Parish since Allardyce left the club, with the self-proclaimed "Ginger-One" showing interest in leaving Turf Moor to return south once again.