Report: Pardew wants Crystal Palace reunion with Papiss Cisse and Moussa Sissoko

Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is reportedly keen on a reunion with two former Newcastle players.

According to the Daily Mirror, Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew wants to reunite with Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse - but doesn't think he can lure Moussa Sissoko to Selhurst Park.

Pardew has enjoyed great success with Palace so far, winning ten of his 17 games since leaving Newcastle for the Eagles in January.

Pardew was backed in January with the permanent signings of Pape Souare, Jordon Mutch, Lee Chung-yong, Wilfried Zaha and Shola Ameobi, but knows he will need more quality this summer to keep up his fine work so far.

The Mirror now report that Pardew will look to snap up two of his former Newcastle stars, with striker Cisse and midfielder Sissoko believed to be on his transfer wish list.

Cisse, 29, has hit 11 goals in 20 games this season so Newcastle may be reluctant to let him leave, but a reunion with Pardew - the manager who brought him to England from Freiburg in January 2012 - may be appealing to the Senegal international, with Palace certainly needing firepower.

The other target is French international midfielder Sissoko, who Pardew snapped up from Toulouse in January 2013 - but the Mirror suggest Pardew isn't confident of landing the 25-year-old, believing that he is out of Palace's price range.

It may required big money coming in to make a deal, with winger Yannick Bolasie certainly attracting interest - but for now, it seems Pardew is more convinced that he can land Cisse than Bolasie.

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