Palace Insist Townsend Is Staying!

Last updated : 27 January 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has poured cold water over suggestions that Andros Townsend could return to Newcastle United this month.

Image result for newcastle united Andros TownsendThe former Tottenham and Newcastle winger has been heavily linked with a move back to the north east in January, just six months after moving to south London in a deal worth £13m.

Contrasting reports have suggested that Newcastle are interested in signing Townsend, either on a permanent deal, or on loan, with a view to a permanent switch in the summer.

Yohan Cabaye has been linked with a move away from Crystal Palace

Yohan Cabaye has also been linked with a return to France, with Marseille and Nice both reportedly interested in signing him this month.

But Allardyce said at a press conference this morning (Friday) that Palace have received no bids for any players this month, other than loan enquiries.

"We have had nothing to do with Andros," he said.

"Nobody has bid for anybody at the club at the moment.

"A few clubs have asked about loans, but as we can't get a loan, I don't see why we should loan anyone at this stage, so we have said no to those at the moment."