Crystal Palace make intentions clear, transfer ‘talks’ begin and ‘scouts sent’

Latest transfer news and rumours on Crystal Palace as the summer window nears.

The summer transfer window will open on June 10, with Premier League clubs aiming to strengthen their squads before the league resumes again.

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira will want some fresh faces added to his squad to try and build on from his positive start at Selhurst Park.

A 12th place finish in the league as well as a FA Cup semi-final, Palace fans will be very satisfied with the Frenchman’s first year in charge.

Here, we take a look at the latest transfer news around Palace ahead of next season.

Gallagher return?

Palace have made Chelsea very aware they would like to sign midfielder Conor Gallagher on a permanent deal following his impressive loan spell at the club.

According to Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge, the club would love to secure his services in a long-term deal.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has recently stated that it is ‘too early’ to know what the future holds for the midfielder, whose form earned himself a call up to the England senior squad.

Gallagher scored eight goals for Palace and assisted five times last season.

Palace frontrunners for Johnstone

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is a free agent, turning down a new contract at Championship side West Brom.

The Evening Standard have reported that talks have now begun between the two parties, with Johnstone seen as a long-term replacement for Vicente Guaita.

The Englishman was linked to Tottenham but since they turned their attention to Fraser Forster, the Eagles have become the favourites to acquire Johnstone’s signature.

Scouts sent to watch Colwill

A number of Premier League clubs including Crystal Palace will send scouts to the Championship play-off final to watch defender Levi Colwill, according to the Express.

Colwill will be in action for Huddersfield, where he has enjoyed a fantastic season away from his parent club Chelsea.

Palace will have to battle with the likes of Arsenal for the 19-year-old centre-back. Huddersfield will also look to secure him for another year if they to win promotion on Sunday.

It will be a difficult task for Palace to sign Colwill, with the possibility of Chelsea bringing him back permanently ahead of the departure of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.