Report: Andros Townsend informs Crystal Palace of transfer stance

England's Ryan Bertrand and Andros Townsend during training

The Newcastle United winger is the subject of Selhurst Park interest.

Newcastle United's Andros Townsend looks dejectedTownsend could be a Championship player next season

Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend has informed Crystal Palace of his stance regarding a potential transfer to Selhurst Park, the Telegraph reports.

Townsend, who was cut from Roy Hodgson's preliminary England squad for Euro 2016, only arrived in the North East in January from Tottenham Hotspur.

England's Danny Rose and Andros Townsend during trainingTownsend (R) missed the 2014 World Cup through injury

Though he was unable to keep Newcastle in the Premier League, the 24-year-old caught the eye with four goals from 13 appearances.

The Guardian reports Townsend has a release clause of £10.5 million and, according to the Telegraph, Palace are keen to take advantage, offering him a quick return to the city in which he grew up.

Andros Townsend scores the first goal for NewcastleTownsend scored for Newcastle against Palace last season

Townsend, though, is said to want more time to consider the move, reportedly informing Palace he is not yet ready to commit to a move.

And, in light of this, the Telegraph claims the Spurs product plans to use the rest of the month as thinking time.

A report in the Sun last week claimed Palace were hoping to offload midfielder Jordon Mutch to Norwich City in order to fund a move for the Newcastle man.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew with Jordon MutchMutch could be sold to raise funds, a report claims

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