Transfer news: Scott Dann faces double pay cut if move to Crystal Palace goes through
Former Birmingham defender mulling over financial hit of his protracted return to the Premier League
Thursday 09 January 2014
Crystal Palace target Scott Dann is considering whether a return to Premier League football is worth taking two pay cuts as the Eagles look to sign the defender from Blackburn Rovers.
The 26-year-old centre-back is on an estimated £32,000-a-week at Ewood Park and will be expected to lower those wages to complete any deal.
Set to sign for £3m at Selhurst Park, the former Birmingham City man then faces another drop in pay should the Eagles suffer relegation back down to the Championship.
Rovers manager Gary Bowyer is said to be growing impatient with the developments while, according to The Mirror, they are causing friction between Tony Pulis and the Palace hierarchy.
The reliability of these reports is unclear.
Talks have been held between the clubs for some time and the completion of the deal was considered to be a forgone conclusion until the recent troubles came to light.
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