Four Italian clubs track Palace ‘keeper

Julian Speroni for Crystal Palace

It is being reported in Italy that four Serie A sides are preparing to move for Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni in the summer.

Julian Speroni doesn't seem to want to leave Crystal Palace but with talks over a new deal not forthcoming he could have to look to Serie A.

The Argentine goalkeeper's current deal at Selhurt Park expires at the end of the current campaign and he seems to have been unable to convince the directors to sit down for talks.

Speroni earned the Fans' Player of the Year award and manager Tony Pulis clearly believes in his ability, but the indecision over his future may let some Italian sides in.

The latest reports from Italian website Tuttomercatoweb suggest that no fewer than four Serie A clubs are considering presenting contract offers to Speroni should he become a free agent.

It is suggested that Fiorentina, Torino, Sampdoria and Sassuolo would all like to put Speroni between the posts for them next season.

Fiorentina are the biggest of the clubs and will be involved in the Europa League next season, which could be a motivation for Speroni to consider moving on.

However, the site also believes that Speroni will have offers from Leicester City and Sunderland to consider should he wish to remain in England.

Speroni has been with Palace since 2004 when he signed from Dundee United and he has played more than 350 games for the club, so it seems unlikely that he will be allowed to leave without due consideration.

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