Ruud van Nistelrooy remains one of three names in the running for the Burnley job, alongside Carlos Corberán and an unnamed option.

That’s according to journalist Sacha Tavolieri, who reports that Frank Lampard is no longer in the race for the job after earlier reports.

Mixed reports in the Netherlands today have had Van Nistelrooy, who has been out of work since leaving PSV Eindhoven 13 months ago, both close to securing the Burnley job and also nowhere near it.

It was claimed early in the day that final negotiations were underway for him to succeed Vincent Kompany, but this was later followed by a separate claim that while he was in the mix, nothing was progressing, and Burnley had not been in touch for some time.

Tavolieri now follows that up and seems to fall right in between, stating that Van Nistelrooy is one of three names currently being considered by Burnley.

According to his information, Frank Lampard has now dropped out of the race, leaving Van Nistelrooy, Corberán and an unnamed third party in the mix.

Who wins the race remains to be seen and it seems Burnley are in no rush to make an appointment, despite reports in the Netherlands claiming a deal for Van Nistelrooy was close.