Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Newcastle set to raid Palace
Reports suggest Newcastle are leading the chase for highly-rated 20-year-old Crystal Palace right-back Nathaniel Clyne. Clyne is out of contract with Palace in the summer and seems unlikely to sign a new deal, with a clutch of Premier League clubs keeping tabs on his situation at Selhurst Park. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has been linked with a January move, although Clyne is thought to be keen to see out the season with Palace as he is securing regular first-team football. A January sale may be the better option for the Championship side, despite Clyne's desire to remain until the summer, although they will be in line for compensation even if he does move as a free agent due to his age. Everton, Fulham, Wolves and Blackburn have also been credited with an interest, but reports suggest Newcastle are the favourites to seal a deal, either in January or at the end of the campaign.