The players set to leave Crystal Palace this summer - and five who could join them

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The Eagles will be hoping for a positive summer ahead of Oliver Glasner’s first full campaign in charge

There is a palpable sense of optimism surrounding Selhurst Park at the present moment in time. Ever since Oliver Glasner arrived at Crystal Palace, the Eagles have slowly established themselves as one of the most in-form sides in the Premier League, and the general consensus is that next season could be a big one in South London.

Before Palace get there, however, they have a summer transfer window to contend with. A number of the club’s most valued assets are understood to be in demand, and there is a barrage of speculation linking several high profile names with prospective exits.

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With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at which Crystal Palace players could potentially leave the club over the coming weeks, and who might be drafted in to replace them if they do go...

Outgoings

Michael Olise

The transfer rumour that promises to linger all summer. Olise is proving to be a very, very popular figure amongst the Premier League’s heaviest hitters, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Liverpool all linked in recent weeks. If he were to go, he would fetch a sizeable fee, but his departure would represent a hammer blow for the Eagles.

Eberechi Eze

A very similar situation to Olise’s, albeit without the same vehemence of speculation. Eze has been touted for an exit at various points, but it does appear that his French teammate is fielding more interest at the present moment in time. Still, it is not out of the question that a high profile club could come in with an offer in an attempt to prise the playmaker away from Selhurst Park.

Marc Guehi

The third in a triumvirate of highly-rated Palace stars, Guehi has also been linked with a number of top six clubs in recent months. Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United, and Arsenal have all been mentioned as suitors, and the likelihood is that the Eagles will receive bids for their centre-back this summer. Whether they have the power to resist them remains to be seen.

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Remi Matthews

Matthews’ contract at Selhurst Park expires this summer, and there is no guarantee that he will sign an extension. Indeed, having only played one game this season, it would be no great surprise to see him leave Palace.

Nathan Ferguson

Another who is out of contract this summer, Ferguson has been blighted by injury this season, and has not made a single senior appearance for Palace. Whether they see fit to renew his deal, only time will tell, but it is not unthinkable that the 23-year-old could leave.

Nathaniel Clyne

Clyne signed a one-year contract extension last summer, and now faces an uncertain immediate future at Selhurst Park. Probably less likely to leave than some on this list, but by no means can his exit be ruled out either.

James Tomkins

Like Clyne, Tomkins also penned a fresh deal last year, but as that approaches its conclusion, there is an element of uncertainty about his future. Perhaps he will stay, and perhaps he won’t - at this stage, nobody can say anything more concrete than that.

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Jairo Riedewald

And finally, Riedewald is the last Palace player whose contract expires at the end of the season. Having played just 11 games across all competitions, the Dutchman is not exactly an integral part of Palace’s plans at the moment, and it is not out of the question that he could depart.

Incomings

Filip Kostic

According to reports in Italy, Palace are considering a swoop for Kostic, who could be available for as little as £8.6 million this summer. The Serbian won a Europa League during his time at Eintracht Frankfurt with Glasner, and has been deemed surplus to requirements by current club Juventus.

Maxence Lacroix

As per The Telegraph, Palace are considering a swoop for Lacroix in the event of Guehi’s departure. The 24-year-old Frenchman is currently on the books at Wolfsburg.

Wilfred Ndidi

Ndidi is out of contract with newly-promoted Leicester City this summer, and the widespread belief seems to be that he will be allowed to leave the Foxes rather than signing an extension. According to talkSPORT, Palace are keeping tabs on his situation.

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Eddie Nketiah

Nketiah is one of several Arsenal players who have seemingly been put up for sale in recent days, and Palace continue to be touted as a potential destination for the striker. Brentford and Wolves have also been credited with interest, as per Football Insider.

Matias Soule

Currently out on loan at Frosinone from Juventus, Soule is widely expected to leave the Italian giants in the coming months, and has been valued at around £34.4 million. Alongside Palace, Aston Villa and Newcastle United are also said to be keen on the young Argentine.

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