BURNLEY are yet to receive an official approach from Crystal Palace for boss Sean Dyche.

Reports have suggested Palace would turn to Dyche as they seek to fill the managerial vacancy created by Sam Allardyce's departure almost a month ago.

But while the Selhurst Park hierarchy have been impressed with the work Dyche has done at Turf Moor the Lancashire Telegraph understands he is currently not the front runner for the job and there has been no approach to the club from Palace for Dyche.

The Turf Moor chief was on the long list initially drawn up by Palace and he has remained towards the front of the betting as the list has been whittled down.

Former Ajax boss Frank de Boer and Mauricio Pellegrino, who worked wonders with Alaves in La Liga last season, have been spoken to about the vacancy in South London and as things stand they are considered more likely appointments, although Southampton's search for a new boss following the sacking of Claude Puel has complicated the picture.

Dyche is on a 12-month rolling contract at Turf Moor so Palace would know the terms required to prize him away from the Clarets should they seek to make their move.

He has been in charge at Turf Moor since October 2012, making him the seventh longest serving manager among the 92 Football League clubs.

Just after the end of the season Burnley chairman Mike Garlick hailed Dyche as one of the best 'two of three' managers in the club's history and said he hoped he would remain at Turf Moor for another five years.

Garlick admitted it was understandable other clubs would be casting an eye at Dyche given his success at Burnley, and said the key was to keep him motivated by the challenge in East Lancashire.