Alphonse Areola's fine PSG form surely deals a blow to Crystal Palace and Newcastle hopes

Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Southampton at Selhurst Park on September 16, 2017 in London, England.

Both Crystal Palace and Newcastle need a new goalkeeper, but it looks unlikely to be Alphonse Areola as he continues to impress at PSG.

Paris Saint-Germain's French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola (L) gestures  during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between RSC Anderlecht and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the...

Paris Saint-Germain may have been 4-0 winners at Anderlecht on Wednesday, but much of the post-match praise focused on goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

While Areola has yet to concede in three Champions League games as PSG have cruised to the top of their group, he had to be at his best to keep out the Belgian side.

The Frenchman made a series of key saves with the score at 1-0, giving his high-profile team-mates the platform to go on and win the game.

Anderlecht's Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru (L) vies for the ball with Paris Saint-Germain's French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match...

If there were doubts about Areola heading into the season, they are beginning to dissipate now as he becomes a key member of the PSG team.

And that could well represent a blow to Premier League pair Crystal Palace and Newcastle United, who were both interested in Areola in the summer - per The Sun.

Wayne Hennessey - in the Palace goal - and Newcastle's Rob Elliot have both endured poor starts to the season, with links to Areola persisting throughout recent months.

Crystal Palace's Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey gestures during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England...

The PSG man recently took to Twitter to play down talk of a move - insisting, "rumours about my future are totally unfounded" - and such a transfer certainly looks unlikely now.

A hugely talented goalkeeper, Palace look to have missed the boat on Areola as he has won round Unai Emery at the Parc des Princes.

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