Pardew: No enquiries for Speroni

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Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has moved to dismiss speculation that Newcastle are interested in signing goalkeeper Julian Speroni on a loan deal.

Pardew's former club have been linked with a move for the Argentine as they look to ease a goalkeeping injury crisis are losing Tim Krul for the rest of the season, while back-up Karl Darlow is also struggling for fitness.

Speroni has yet to make an appearance for the Eagles in the new campaign, with Alex McCarthy and Wayne Hennessey the preferred options in goal, and there were suggestions that he could be allowed to leave Selhurst Park.

But Pardew insists there have been no enquiries for the 36-year-old and that he's not looking to weaken the club's options between the sticks anyway.

"I've seen in the paper that my old club Newcastle and others are interested in Speroni, but we've had no phone calls or no contact with any other club for our goalies," he said.

"We are always going to be in the frame for that because we've got three great goalies so it's a real asset for us and one I'd be reluctant to weaken. I'd like to have all three of them here.

"It's difficult for Jules, not for me, because I have the luxury of Jules being ready and able to come into the team. We are blessed at this club to have the goalies we've got."