Crystal Palace eye free agent as Manchester United deliver transfer blow
Crystal Palace transfer news and rumours as Patrick Vieira looks to add to his squad this summer.
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The Frenchman took over from veteran Roy Hodgson last summer and guided the Eagles to a 12th place finish.
An integral part of the club’s success this year was the loan signing of Conor Gallagher, but the player is now returning to his parent club Chelsea.
Club chairman Steve Parish will hope he can add some more quality to the squad to attempt to break into the league’s top ten.
Here, we take a look at the latest transfer news around Palace ahead of next season.
New Eagles No1?
Crystal Palace have turned their attention to out of contract Sam Johnstone as the club search for a goalkeeper this window.
The 29-year-old will leave West Brom when his contract expires at the end of the June, with the goalkeeper attracting several admirers.
First reported by the Daily Express, the arrival of Johnstone would see a battle for the No1 spot with Vicente Guaita.
Johnstone, who is six years younger than Guaita, is seen as a long-term replacement for the Spaniard.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka wants to stay at Manchester United and prove himself to new manager Erik ten Hag, according to Ryan Taylor.
It was reported the Dutchman will not consider Wan-Bissaka part of his plans when arrives at Old Trafford.
Palace are rumoured to want to bring the defender back to Selhurst Park, with United open to letting the player leave.
The player left Palace for £50m in 2019. A reduced fee is expected to be accepted for the player if he decides to leave Manchester.
Palace target Silva
The Football Insider have reported that Crystal Palace are interested in signing 22-year-old midfielder Ederson Silva.
The Salernitana player has put in some impressive displays since the turn of the year, attracting the attention of Everton also.
Silva only joined the club in January, so it may prove difficult to lure him away from Italy this summer.