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Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew insists it would be a mistake for a bigger club to sign "magic man" Yannick Bolasie this summer.
Pardew has placed a £40million price tag on Bolasie, who received a standing ovation in the 3-1 victory at Liverpool last Saturday, but believes the 25-year-old winger is not the finished article.
Liverpool and Manchester United are reported to be considering a summer swoop, but Pardew views Bolasie's four goals in 34 appearances for Palace this season as a below-par return.
"I don't think there are many players who get clapped off at Anfield for a performance where he disrupted a season as good as them," Pardew said.
"But he needs to find the end product and he'll work hard on that next year. We might have a problem next year if he really starts banging them in. The thorn in his side is actual goals.
"Just on this season, it would be a mistake for a top club to get him because I don't think he's ready.
"He's a fantastic boy and a fantastic talent. I love him to bits. I call him my 'magic man' and hopefully he'll give us a bit of magic against Swansea on Sunday."
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Alan Pardew has rubbished reports Crystal Palace will swoop for Newcastle's Holland goalkeeper Tim Krul, branding speculation as "unwelcome".
Palace boss Pardew ruled out signing a goalkeeper at all this summer, putting his full faith in Julian Speroni and Wayne Hennessey.
Former Newcastle boss Pardew said he had made no contact with Krul or the St James' Park club, and backed the 27-year-old to remain on Tyneside this summer.
"Well I'm surprised at that because there's been no contact between me and Newcastle, and certainly there's been no contact between me and the player or the agents who represent him," said Pardew.
"I don't know where that's come from, and quite frankly it's unwelcome really.
"I have a great situation with my goalies here. Tim Krul is a great goalie but he's a Newcastle goalie and I'm pretty confident that's where he'll stay.
"So I don't understand that, but as far as we're concerned we're looking at a number of players for next year, but at the moment not the goalkeeping position."
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