Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew ‘confident’ Tim Krul will not leave Newcastle United

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Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says that he is not interested in Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has told Sky Sports that he is not interested in signing Tim Krul from Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.

According to The Sun earlier this week, Pardew wants to recruit the Netherland international goalkeeper at the end of the season (click here to read more).

The report stated that Palace are willing to spend as much as £10 million in transfer fee for the services of the 27-year-old, who reportedly earns around £28,000 a week at the Magpies.

However, Pardew has dismissed that suggestion, and believes that Krul will not leave St. James’ Park in the summer.

"I'm surprised at that because there's been no contact between me and Newcastle, and certainly there's been no contact between me and the player or the agents who represent him,” the Englishman told Sky Sports.

“I don't know where that's come from, and quite frankly it's unwelcome really. I have a great situation with my goalies here.

"Tim Krul is a great goalie but he's a Newcastle goalie and I'm pretty confident that's where he'll stay.”

Pardew seems pretty adamant that he will not make a move for one of his former players, and this will certainly be good news for the Newcastle fans.

Krul is one of the best players in the current Magpies squad and is a leader at the back; losing him in the summer will be a huge blow.

Given the fact that Pardew has worked with Krul for many years at Newcastle and knows him inside out, his claim that the Dutchman will not leave St. James’ Park should also come as good news to the supporters.

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