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Crystal Palace set to sign Martin Kelly

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Crystal Palace are believed to be on the verge of a surprise £1.5 million move for Liverpool defender Martin Kelly.

According to the Daily Mail, the 24-year-old and his representatives held talks with Palace officials on Monday and are set to wrap up the deal on Tuesday morning. Kelly has made more than 30 senior appearances for the Reds since breaking into the first-team squad in 2007.

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Injury problems

The 6ft 2in defender has struggled to make an impact at Liverpool. A knee injury has meant that Kelly spent a year on the sidelines which he picked up at the beginning of Liverpool's 2012 Premier League campaign against Manchester United.

The Merseyside born lad has been at Liverpool since the age of seven where he came through the Academy ranks.

Kelly looking to resurrect career

As a promising youngster big things were expected of Kelly as he broke into the first team squad in the shadow of former graduates Steven Gerrard and Jaime Carragher.

However an injury blighted career has meant that Kelly has struggled to become a first team regular.

He recently told reporters: 'I've been fit for a season now but I haven't had the games, so the run of games is vital for me this season.'

Kelly featured frequently in Liverpool's pre-season tour of the United States prompting fans to question whether he would feature in a new look backline but speculation now suggests a move may be on the cards.  .

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