Crystal Palace set to make bid for Andros Townsend

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Newcastle winger Andros Townsend is set to return to the Premier League with Crystal Palace, according to The Telegraph.

Townsend has impressed at Newcastle, and it's been reported that Crystal Palace are in talks to trigger his £10.5million buy-out clause. 

Townsend only moved to Newcastle in January, and the winger impressed during his last four months on Tyneside. The winger managed to grab four goals in 13 games, in a struggling Newcastle side.


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However, the former Tottenham man couldn't lift Newcastle to safety, and the club were relegated from the Premier League.

Newcastle, however, are thought to be desperate to keep Townsend at St James' Park, and are even considering giving him a pay rise to £55k-a-week. However, that may not be enough to keep him at the club, with Palace set to offer £80k-a-week. 

Crystal Palace aren't the only club eyeing the winger, with Southampton and West Ham United both contemplating a move, but it's understood that the Eagles are favorites for his signature.

Townsend has recently been cut from the England squad, despite playing well during the latter stages of the season, so the Englishman is currently on his holiday, and will decide his future upon returning to the UK.

Crystal Palace are expected to have a busy summer under Alan Pardew, with Townsend eyed as well as a new centre-back.

Early reports claim that Steven Caulker is on Pardew's radar, while the club are also interested in offering Yannick Bolasie a new long-term deal.

Palace have, however, cooled their interest in Norwich City's Nathan Redmond, who currently looks likely to join Mark Hughes' Stoke City.

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