Sean Dyche's release clause fee ahead of a possible Everton switch has been revealed as Burnley's chief executive implores him to remain with the club.
The Daily Mirror has been told that it would cost as little as £2.5m to prise the 46-year-old away from Turf Moor as speculation over Dyche taking up the reins at Goodison Park continue to swirl.
The Toffees are reported to be seriously considering an approach for the 46-year-old as their new first-team manager, but CEO Mike Garlick stated that he hoped Dyche would stick around for many more years to come in spite of mounting conjecture over his future.
Despite that hope, Garlick also remarked that growing interest in Dyche's ability was the "price of success" thanks to his team's good start to the season.
He said: “That’s the price of success I guess. The more success we get, the more people are going to look at him. But we look after him well and we hope he’s going to be here for a long time.
“It (the rumour) is not something we are thinking about right now. There’s one person on our list and that’s Sean Dyche.
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“We hope that continues for a long time, another five years hopefully.”
Dyche has led Burnley to seventh position in the Premier League table after 10 games of the 2017/18 campaign, and has won plenty of admirers for the job he has done in Lancashire over the past five years.
The gruff boss celebrated his fifth anniversary at the helm with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle on Monday evening, and has touted as the next gaffer to enter the Goodison Park hotseat after Ronald Koeman's sacking on 23rd October.
Sky Sports has claimed that an approach for Dyche's services is imminent from Toffees majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, and the chances are that the Blues would land their man if they made a suitable offer for the ex-Watford boss.
Dyche has been in charge of Burnley since October 2012 and has overseen 92 victories in 239 games in charge of the Clarets.