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Crystal Palace In Talks to Sign Free Agent Yossi Benayoun

Eagles are keen to add as much experience as possible to their squad ahead of the new campaign. 

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Newly promoted Premier League outfit Crystal Palace are pondering making a move for former Chelsea midfield player Yossi Benayoun this summer, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The experienced Israel international was released by the west London club at the end of last season, and so the Eagles would be able to pick the 33-year-old up on a free contract if they are able to persuade the player to make the move to Selhurst Park before the close-season transfer window closes for business for the year on Sept 2.

Benayoun moved to Stamford Bridge in July 2010 from Liverpool, with the wide man arriving in the capital on a three-year deal for a fee of £5.5 million.

However, it is fair to say that in the intervening three-year period, Benayoun failed to make much of an impression with the Blues, and as a result he found himself shipped out on a season-long loan to Arsenal in August 2010.

And even at the start of the previous campaign the Israeli was once again made surplus to requirements at the Bridge, with Benayoun spending the whole of the 2012/13 campaign on loan at his former club West Ham United, although he made just the six appearances and scored no goals on his return to Upton Park.


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