Crystal Palace hope sell £6m man to Norwich City, raising funds to sign Newcastle United star

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew with Jordon Mutch

Jordon Mutch only arrived at Selhurst Park last summer, but the Eagles are said to have eyes on Newcastle's Andros Townsend.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew with Jordon Mutch

Crystal Palace are planning on selling Jordon Mutch to Norwich City, raising funds to buy Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend, a report in Wednesday's Sun newspaper (page 50) claims.

Mutch arrived at Selhurst Park in a £6 million deal from Queens Park Rangers a year ago, but made seven league starts all season.

Crystal Palace's Jordon Mutch in action with Sunderland's Jermain DefoeJordon didn't play Mutch for Palace last season

And according to the Sun, Palace hope to dump the injury-hit midfielder on the relegated Canaries, with Eagles boss Alan Pardew setting his sights on Townsend.

Townsend, who was omitted from England's 23-man squad for the European Championships, is available for £10.5 million, the Guardian reports, because of a release clause in his Magpies contract.

England's Danny Rose and Andros Townsend during trainingTownsend failed to make Roy Hodgson's final 23

The 24-year-old scored four goals and set up another two in 13 appearances for Newcastle, having completed an £8 million from Tottenham Hotspur in January.

And, according to the Guardian, a return to the capital with Palace would net Townsend £80,000 a week - putting him alongside Yohan Cabaye as the Eagles' highest earner.

That is a whole £5,000-a-week more than what the Daily Express claims Newcastle are offering to keep their star man on Tyneside.

Andros Townsend celebrates after scoring the first goal for NewcastleAt £75,000 a week, Townsend would be the Championship's highest-paid player

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