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Speroni set for Palace stay

Sky Sports understands Julian Speroni is poised to sign a new deal at Crystal Palace to end speculation over his future.

Speroni's current deal expires at the end of the month and it was feared he might leave Selhurst Park.

Speroni played a key role in helping Palace secure Premier League safety last season and was named the club's Player of the Year.

A number of Premier League clubs were thought to be tracking Speroni, but the Argentine is close to agreeing a new contract.

Speroni is expected to sign a one-year deal at Palace and the news is a massive boost for Eagles boss Tony Pulis as he plans for next season.