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According to The Sun, Crystal Palace have made a move for Swansea boss Steve Cooper, after Lucien Favre’s shocking U-turn.

What’s the story?

Well, Steve Parish has been forced to think on his feet after Favre decided he didn’t want a return to management, despite agreeing a contract.

Now, it seems the Crystal Palace supremo has set his sights on Cooper, who has been strongly linked with the vacancy at Selhurst Park.

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The Sun believe it will take £3m in compensation to bring the 41-year-old to south London.

Cooper – who The Sun describe as being in-demand – led Swansea to the Play-Off final last season, where they were beaten 2-0 by Brentford.

Fulham have also expressed interest in the England Under-17 World Cup winning coach, but the Cottagers baulked at the £3m fee.

Andros Townsend’s comments on Steve Cooper

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Now a regular feature on talkSPORT, Andros Townsend has been providing some fascinating insight into Crystal Palace recently.

Yesterday, the winger was quizzed on Favre’s U-turn, and was then asked about Cooper – he only spoke positively about the Welshman.

Interestingly, Crystal Palace’s No.10 admitted that Jordan Ayew is a fan of Cooper, after hearing good things from his brother at Swansea, Andre Ayew.

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Speaking about the manager with 100 career wins, Townsend said: “We have Jordan Ayew, who’s brother plays for Swansea with Steve Cooper, he’s said nothing but good things about him.

“Good things are coming out the dressing room [about Cooper]. It’s one of those – you suss out a manager in the first two weeks.”

While Cooper might seem an underwhelming appointment when compared to Favre, it’s encouraging to hear these comments from Townsend.

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