DAVID MOYES will be the name on Burnley lips if Sean Dyche gets lured from Turf Moor.
The ex-Everton and Manchester United chief lives locally and started his managerial career at nearby Preston.
The Scot wants a way back into football after leaving Sunderland and is a steady figure the Clarets like.
With Dyche consistently linked to clubs, Burnley’s big-wigs chat favourably about Moyes.
BRUCE’S CASH FIX
STEVE BRUCE faces an anxious wait to find out if he will have money to spend at Aston Villa.
Boss Bruce wants to bring in two or three more players in the transfer window.
But owner Tony Xia may insist on a couple of sales first to balance the books.
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The Chinese chief has thrown money at Villa’s promotion bid so far but there could be issues about finding extra cash in January.
That may even mean a shock exit for striker Scott Hogan, one of Bruce’s first signings who has struggled to make an impression.
HUGHTON LAMB RAID
BRIGHTON boss Chris Hughton is checking on Sunderland centre-half Lamine Kone ahead of a shock £5million bid.
Hughton watched the Ivory Coast defender last week as he chases cover for in-form Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk.
The Black Cats tried unsuccessfully to shift Kone in the summer.
His price is going down — but his £30,000-a-week wages will be an issue in any deal.
Sunderland are keen to cut their wage bill as another relegation would be hugely problematic.
Insiders reveal player contracts do NOT have scope for more pay cuts if they go down again.
BOURNEMOUTH want to find a partner club in Europe to help school their younger players.
Boss Eddie Howe is trying to plan for the long-term.
And he believes sending youngsters to a continental club will bring the best out of the club’s emerging talent.
Howe favours a Swiss club and his backroom team are scouting options.