According to a report in the Daily Mirror, Aston Villa will have to pay £3 million in compensation if they want to appoint Burnley boss Sean Dyche.
It is believed that Dyche is a possible candidate to take over as Villa boss, following Remi Garde’s departure earlier this week.
The French boss left Villa by mutual consent, with the Midlands club starting to plan for life in the Championship.
Villa are currently 12 points adrift of safety in the Premier League, and their relegation appears inevitable.
The Claret and Blues have already made a number of changes to their set-up at boardroom level, and they are now on the hunt for the right manager to take them forward.
Villa are determined to make a swift return to the Premier League, and it is thought that Dyche is high up on their wishlist.
However, Burnley are understood to be determined to keep hold of the 44-year-old manager and will demand a high price if they are to contemplate letting him leave.
The Clarets reportedly want £3 million in compensation for Dyche, and that could mean that Villa look at other targets - with David Moyes one of the names linked by the Mirror.