Report claims Sako, Cabaye and Ward are close to signing Crystal Palace contracts, despite being offered pay cuts

Roy Hodgson manager

The Crystal Palace trio were due to leave on free transfers this summer.

Roy Hodgson manager

Crystal Palace are close to agreeing new deals for three out of contract players, according to the Guardian.

It is claimed that Bakary Sako, Yohan Cabaye and Joel Ward are set to commit to the Eagles, despite being offered reduced terms.

And the report adds that Palace are also set to offer a new deal to Wilfried Zaha, which could see the winger's £110,000 weekly wage increased to above that of Christian Benteke - the club's highest earner.

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace celbrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on May 13,...

There is no mention, however, of Martin Kelly, Damien Delaney, Chung-yong Lee and goalkeeping trio Wayne Hennessey, Julian Speroni and Diego Cavalieri, whose contracts are all due to expire next month.

Crystal Palace have already agreed to sign Getafe 'keeper Vicente Guaita, and are unlikely to pursue their interest in Alban Lafonte of Toulouse as they wait the Spaniard's arrival, according to the Guardian.

Vicente Guaita of Getafe CF reacts during La Liga 2 play off round between Getafe and CD Tenerife at Coliseum Alfonso Perez Stadium on June 24, 2017 in Getafe, Spain.

Midfielder Cabaye has been strongly linked with a return to France with Europa League runners-up Marseille.

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