Crystal Palace transfer news: Sissoko in? Ramis rejects move

Tony Pulis has a big week ahead of him as he aims to make some signings in order to strengthen The Eagles squad

Tony Pulis has still yet to make his first signing as Crystal Palace manager. However in a week where it was revealed Palace have the biggest squad in Europe, he may have to carry on offloading a few players before he can bring anyone in of decent value. Time is running out though.

Sky Sports reported that former Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko is in talks with the club. Sissoko has been without a club since leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season and has been linked with many clubs since then.

The Mirror reported that Tony Pulis had tabled a £1.5 million bid for Brighton and Hove Albion winger Will Buckley. Sunderland are also apparently interested in the former Rochdale player, with Gus Poyet having previously managed him of course. Pulis has tried to make the move to beat Sunderland to his signature. 24-year-old Buckley has made 83 league appearances for Brighton in a two and a half-year spell, scoring 17 goals in that time.

The Mirror also went on to say in the same article that Pulis has become frustrated with the transfer policies at Selhurst Park. He would like to go and make the transfers himself but everything has to go through director of football Iain Moody. He has also been disappointed with Steve Parish's minimal actions regarding transfers.

Palace were hoping to tie up a deal for Wigan Athletic centre half Ivan Ramis after giving up with their pursuit of Scott Dann. The Daily Mail has reported that Cardiff City have beaten them to his signature though. Both had bids accepted but Ramis has decided to join the Welsh club. Ramis was reportedly offered a much better wage at Cardiff City.

The Metro published an article on Thursday naming five players that Palace need to sell this month. Given that many players aren't even included in the 25-man squad needed for the Premier League, there is plenty of deadwood that needs to be shifted.

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