Transfer news: Crystal Palace prepare double swoop for Carlton Cole and Dan Gosling
Pair are believed to be in talks over a move while club could be about to make two more signings
Monday 22 July 2013
Crystal Palace are reported to be closing in on the signings of West Ham’s Carlton Cole and Newcastle’s Dan Gosling as they prepare for life back in the Premier League.
The Eagles spoke to Cole over a possible move earlier in the summer, and talks have resumed after he failed to agree a deal to go to Turkish sides Kasimpasa or Karabukspor.
Gosling meanwhile has been linked with Palace throughout the summer with the 23-year-old keen to move on from the Magpies to put his injury-plagued spell behind him.
Dan Gosling in action for Newcastle United
He joined the north-east club in 2010 but has suffered a dismal run of injuries, and he has fallen behind Mathieu Debuchy in the pecking order after the Frenchman joined in January.
Palace boss Ian Holloway gave the young right-back his professional debut at Plymouth as a 16-year-old and his agent said today that Gosling was having a medical with the club.
The newly-promoted play-off winners have also been linked with former Rapid Vienna striker Atdhe Nuhiu and ex-Arsenal winger Quincy Oqusu-Abeyie after the pair impressed in a 2-1 friendly win over Dagenham on Saturday.
Quincy Owusu-Abeyie in action for Arsenal against Portsmouth in March 2005
Both Nuhiu, 23, and Owusu-Abeyie, 27, are available on a free transfer after they left Vienna and Panathinaikos respectively.
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