Alongside the 12 players who have been released by the club today, there are three first-team members who Tony Pulis and co. are looking to re-sign before their contracts expire.
Julian Speroni, Marouane Chamakh and Kagisho Dikgacoi will all be free to move onto new clubs this summer should a new contract now be mutually agreed, but there seems to still be a desire from both sides to thrash out deals which see the trio stay on for longer.
Of the three players mentioned, it seems that Chamakh is the most likely to re-sign, with the Moroccan having gone on record to express how happy he is at Selhurst Park after an ill-fated spell at Arsenal, whilst both Speroni and Dikgacoi remain less certain.
The Argentine ‘keeper has been linked with a move to Sunderland, as well as a number of European clubs, and although it sounds as if he would much rather extend his stay at Palace, there has been no official word to suggest that a new deal is close to being agreed.
Similarly, Dikgacoi has been the subject of interest from elsewhere, but as of yet, it doesn’t seem that any concrete offers have been made to the South African from further afield.
All three players would undoubtedly be of use to Tony Pulis next season, with countless supporters desperately hoping that negotiations can reach a positive conclusion sooner rather than later. Unfortunately sentimentality and football have always proven to be uncomfortable bed partners.