Crystal Palace have reopened players' contract negotiations as the club prepare for life in the Barclays Premiership.
The likes of Tony Popovic, Aki Riihilahti, Michael Hughes and Julian Gray have all reached the end of their current deals and as such would now be
free to leave Selhurst Park.
Chairman Simon Jordan put talks on hold a couple of months ago as Palace were unsure of what division they would be playing in following a remarkable
turnaround in fortunes since Iain Dowie took over just before Christmas.
The transformation from Division One strugglers to a top-six side and then play-off winners was completed with a 1-0 victory over West Ham at the
Millennium Stadium in Cardiff last weekend.
And now chief executive Phil Alexander has revealed the south-east London club are keen to get matters resolved as quickly as possible.
They just don't have the players, i think they are worse than the 3 that got relegated last season. Even the money they recieve wont help them as
there is alot of their players who want new deals so the wage bill will go up. Ian Dowie is a good manager and motivater but they will be comming
straight back down.
Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has revealed he is considering leaving the club, despite their promotion to the Barclays Premiership. Jordan, 35,
insists the financial burden and hard work involved since rescuing Palace from administration four years ago have taken their toll and his close
friends and family are urging him to consider his position.
Iain Dowie is set to commit his future to Crystal Palace by signing a new four-year contract with the recently-promoted Eagles. Dowie's agent Mick
McGuire confirmed he had held 'meaningful' talks with Palace supremo Simon Jordan, and stated he thought a deal could be finalised as early as next
Dundee have told Crystal Palace to up their 500,000 bid for Julian Speroni.
The Dark Blues have rejected Palace's offer for the 25-year-old Argentinian goalkeeper, saying there are too many conditions attached to the bid.
Meanwhile, the club have yet to agree new terms with Michael Hughes, Julian Gray, Tony Popovic and Aki Rihilati, whose deals expire this summer.
Crystal Palace midfielder Michael Hughes is set to begin talks over a new two-year contract a Selhurst Park. The Northern Ireland international was a
key figure as the Eagles won promotion to the Premiership last term and is keen to stay at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace have begun the quest to ensure their stay in the Barclays Premiership will not be a brief one by agreeing a 2million fee for Millwall's
highly-rated Australia midfielder Tim Cahill.
The 24-year-old, who netted the match-winning goal for the Lions in their FA Cup semi-final against Sunderland at Old Trafford in April, has yet to
agree personal terms and pass a medical, but it is a positive move by last season's First Division play-off winners.
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