Palace swoop for Marseille stopper

Crystal Palace are said to be in advanced negotiations with goalkeeper Steve Mandanda ahead of his contract at Marseille expiring.

Crystal Palace: Palace swoop for Marseille stopperCrystal Palace: Palace swoop for Marseille stopper

The Eagles have been linked with a new shot stopper since last season reached a conclusion amid fears they could lose No.1 Wayne Hennessey, while boss Alan Pardew is not convinced Alex McCarthy is ready to take over from the Wales international should he leave.

Palace’s search for a goalkeeper could soon be coming to an end, though, with reports in France stating that club chairman Steve Parish was in Marseille last week to meet with Mandanda’s camp.

The 31-year-old is due to leave the French club at the end of June when his contract expires and has been linked to a whole host of sides, including Chelsea and Everton.

However, it looks like Palace will win the race for his signature as they are reportedly on the verge of agreeing terms with Mandanda.

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