Crystal Palace striker wants immediate talks over future with new manager Pardew

Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace - 23/02/2014

Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray says he wants to speak to new manager Alan Pardew about his future at the club.

Crystal Palace are being linked with a move to sign Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis during this month's transfer window, but a centre forward has just returned to Selhurst Park.

Powerful target man Glenn Murray hit 31 goals in Palace's promotion season in 2012/13, but has played just 18 games in the Premier League - mostly due to injury.

With former boss Neil Warnock preferring to go with the likes of Dwight Gayle, Frazier Campbell and Kevin Doyle, Murray was sent out on loan to Championship side Reading.

The 31-year-old has scored eight goals in 18 games for the Royals, and they're keen to tie up a permanent deal for Murray, but his loan deal is now over, meaning he is back at Palace.

With new Eagles boss Alan Pardew now assessing his squad having completed his move from Newcastle United, Murray says he wants talks with the new manager as he bids to clear up his future.

"It was nice to get some consistent games under my belt at Reading but I’m not looking to get away. As far as I know, I am a Palace player," said Murray.

"I was only on loan at Reading. It is up to the two clubs. It goes beyond me. With the new gaffer, we need to speak and I am sure we will. He has been busy up until now and I am sure we will this week," he added.

The continuing speculation over a move for Gomis only serves to confuse matters more, but it seems like there may be a fair chance that Murray leaves Selhurst Park this month.

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