Profile: Sam Allardyce
- Current club: West Ham United
- Date of Birth: 19 October 1954
- Birthplace: Dudley, Dudley, Worcestershire, England, UK
- Position: Defender
Premier League manager: This is the truth behind £25m Tottenham swoop
SAM ALLARDYCE has played down Tottenham's interest in Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.
With just two months of the season to go there is still a lot to be decided ‚Äď especially at the lower end of the Premier League. Many believe that the bottom three as it stands will be the ones going down come May, but can any of them avoid the drop?
In what is becoming the tightest relegation battle in recent years in this season's Premier League, three teams that are in the mix for relegation to the Championship picked up huge wins on Saturday that could help them remain amongst England's elite next year.¬†
Marseille are rumoured to be on the verge of agreeing a deal for Yohan Cabaye in the summer transfer window. According to a report from France, Palace will pay 8.25 million euros to sign the central midfielder.
Crystal Palace completed the loan signing of Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho last night in a deal that will see the Frenchman drafted in for the final fifteen Premier League games of the season, and at a staggering cost of around £3 million.
Everton forward Arouna Kone is set to join Crystal Palace this evening. The 33-year-old will be allowed to leave Everton in favour of a move to London.
With the clock ticking down towards the end of the January transfer window, there are a number of transfers that have been discussed at length, but have yet to be completed. Here are a selection of transfers keep an eye on as the clock ticks down to 11pm.¬†
Crystal Palace are hoping to sign Liverpool outcast Mamadou Sakho before today's 11m transfer deadline.The France international has not kicked the ball for the Reds this season.
Former Manchester United forward Gabriel Obertan has emerged as a surprise target for Crystal Palace ahead of next week's transfer deadline. The winger is currently plying his trade in Russia with Anzhi Makhachkala.
Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce is reportedly eyeing a reunion with Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M'Vila in the January transfer window.
Crystal Palace are reportedly nearing an agreement to sign Sunderland full-back Patrick van Aanholt this month.
Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace have expressed interest in recruiting Tottenham Hotspur full-back Ben Davies.
England international Andros Townsend is set to leave Crystal Palace for Newcastle United but only on a temporary basis. The Magpies are willing to re-sign their former player just six months after he left for Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that his side have finalized a transfer fee to sign Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson this month.
Newcastle United are considering the prospect of re-signing former winger Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace this month. The England international left the Magpies for Selhurst Park in the summer.
Juventus manager¬†Massimiliano Allegri¬†has revealed that experienced full-back Patrice Evra has yet to decide on his next move. The former Manchester United ace has been linked with a potential switch to Crystal Palace this month.
Crystal Palace¬†have¬†secured the signing of Leicester City ace Jeffrey Schlupp for a reported fee of ¬£12m. The Ghana international was part of the Foxes' side that clinched a maiden¬†and historic league title last season.
Sunderland boss David Moyes has confirmed that his side have turned down an opening bid from Crystal Palace for Patrick van Aanholt.
Premier League minnows Burnley are reported to have lodged a ¬£13m bid for Norwich City attacker Robbie Brady.
Arsenal are to sell right back Carl Jenkinson to Crystal Palace this week in a deal worth a reported 6.5 million GBP. Jenkinson will sign a five year contract at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke could be the latest high-profile player heading to the Chinese Super League. The Belgian international joined the Eagles from Liverpool for a club-record fee in the summer.