Kompany’s wife Carla is from Manchester, meaning a return to the North West holds personal appeal.
The former Belgium defender spent 11 years at City, where he won 10 major trophies including four Premier League titles.
He returned to Anderlecht as player-manager in 2019 but relinquished his managerial duties on matchdays in order to concentrate on playing, before taking over full-time in 2020.
Attracting someone of Kompany’s standing in the game would also be a coup for Burnley chairman Alan Pace, who has remained silent on the club’s relegation despite concerns being expressed by fans over their future.
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