Crystal Palace are looking to resurrect negotiations with Momo Sissoko, according to the Croydon Advertiser.

The 29-year-old is a free agent after being released by Paris Saint-Germain last summer and Eagles boss Tony Pulis has revealed a deal could yet be struck for the Malian international.

Initial contract discussions reportedly broke down because of the length of contract offered, not on salary, and Pulis is still confident a deal can be thrashed out for the experienced midfielder.

Speaking ahead of tonight’s crucial match against Hull City, Pulis said: “We might have a chance of doing it again, I’m not sure. We haven’t said it’s dead and buried, it’s just disappointing it never got done on Friday.

“It was a disappointing it ended in the way it did because he could be a very, very good football player for this football club.”

Sissoko would form a tough defensive midfield partnership with Mile Jedinak in Pulis’ preferred formation with two holding midfielders sitting in front of the defence as the south London club battle to avoid relegation this season.

Sissoko would certainly bring top-flight experience to the Eagles' relegation battle in a career which has seen him play for a host of elite clubs including Valencia, Liverpool, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

Whilst some may have reservations over Sissoko’s fitness given his previous injury record Pulis revealed he had looked good in training but was in need of games before he could be considered fit for selection.

“He trained really well. He needs games because he’s been out for a long while but he looked very fit and he looked good."

Whilst Sissoko would be a quality acquisition the south London side still need to invest in a striker if they are to improve on their miserable goal tally of 14 in the league so far this season.

Whilst Marouane Chamakh has been in impressive form he is hardly the most prolific of frontmen and with the Eagles missing out on two reported striking targets in Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic to tonight’s opponents - Pulis and Co. know they need to act fast before the transfer window shuts on Friday.


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