Speroni’s Newcastle link dismissed by Palace

Date published: Wednesday 4th November 2015 3:51 - Ian Watson

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Crystal Palace assistant manager Keith Millen has dismissed reports linking Julian Speroni with an emergency loan move to Newcastle.

The Magpies are in the midst of a goalkeeping crisis, with Tim Krul and Karl Darlow both sidelined and Rob Elliot a doubt for the weekend clash with Bournemouth.

Should Steve McClaren be reduced to only one fit professional goalkeeper, Premier League rules would enable him to sign a shotstopper on an emergency, week-by-week basis.

Victor Valdes, currently being out of the picture at Manchester United, has been linked with Newcastle, while Speroni has also been touted as an option.

But Millen told the Croydon Advertiser: “I am not aware of that – as far as I know, the gaffer wants to keep all three goalkeepers here until January at the least.

“Of course, Newcastle are on the lookout for a keeper but I haven’t been told anything.”

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