Clubs alerted to Barry Bannan being allowed to leave Crystal Palace

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A host of Championship clubs are eyeing moves for Crystal Palace and Scotland star Barry Bannan this summer, HITC Sport understands.

Crystal Palace midfielder Barry Bannan is ready to leave the club this summer, with a number of clubs chasing his signature, HITC Sport understands from sources close to a potential deal.

Palace are thought to be willing to listen to offers for Bannan following the big-money arrival of Yohan Cabaye.

Bannan, who joined Palace from Aston Villa in 2013, found himself down the pecking order at Selhurst Park last season and joined Bolton Wanderers on loan on transfer deadline day in February.

The 25-year-old made 16 appearances during his loan stay with the Trotters, and the midfield schemer impressed at the Macron Stadium.

Despite his lack of regular action at Palace, Bannan remained a key figure in Gordon Strachan's Scotland side and has played a key role in their Euro 2016 qualification campaign.

Bannan is open to a move away from Selhurst Park this summer as he aims to be playing regularly so that he can safeguard his place in the Scotland squad ahead of possibly reaching the European Championship finals in France

News of Bannan's availability has alerted a number of clubs in the Championship who all feel the midfielder would be a quality addition to their squads ahead of the new season.

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