Crystal Palace, Updated: July 02, 2016 10:11 AM
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Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is set to make it three signings in 24 hours after having a bid for James Tomkins accepted by West Ham.
The versatile defender looks set to follow Andros Townsend and goalkeeper Steve Mandanda at Selhurst Park. The Eagles triggered Townsend’s release clause at Newcastle and landed Marseille keeper Mandanda for £1.5m.
It was thought Tomkins would end up at Sunderland with former boss Sam Allardyce but he has been out-bid by the Eagles who are moving quickly to assemble their squad for the new season.
Pardew will now turn his attentions to adding a striker to his squad with Liverpool’s Christian Benteke expected to conclude a deal over the weekend.