London club launch bid to sign senior Newcastle duo - report
By Tom Blackburn
Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is preparing to offer Jonjo Shelvey and Tim Krul a route out of the relegated club, according to a report.
Midfielder Shelvey only joined the Magpies in January but fell out of favour with Rafael Benitez in the final weeks of the season.
Krul could also leave in the summer in a bid to continue in the top tier of English football.
The Shield Gazette claim that the two players could be reunited with Pardew at Crystal Palace.
The former Magpies manager worked with the 24-year-old midfielder when he was coming through the ranks as a teenager at Charlton and is a big admirer of him.
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Benitez is reluctant to sell players but could be willing to cash in on Shelvey, who is one of Newcastle’s biggest earners.
Krul is recovering from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament that kept him sidelined for most of the 2015-16 season.
The shot stopper is currently stepping up his rehabilitation at the Newcastle training ground alongside Rob Elliot, who is also spending his summer getting in shape for the new campaign.
Krul, 28, has spent his entire senior career at Newcastle, apart from two loan spells as a youngster and has made 185 appearances for the Magpies club.
A number of Premier League outfits are said to be interested in Krul, including Everton whose new manager Ronald Koeman wishes to team up with his fellow Dutchman.
In other Newcastle news, their attacker has let a potential buyer know when he will decide on his future.