Eagles wait on duo

Freedman eager to tie up pair

Gardner: Having talks with Palace

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Crystal Palace are waiting to hear if their bids for Anthony Gardner and Robert Earnshaw have been successful.

Gardner was a big success during a loan spell last season and he is about to become a free agent when his contract at Hull City expires.

Likewise Earnshaw is out of contract at Nottingham Forest, and Palace have made offers to both players.

Freedman said of Gardner: "We've decided to make Anthony one final offer because his performances under me were outstanding.

"He is a good character and I want to try and get him in the door. We are on a budget but hopefully we get some good news in the next 48 hours.

On Earnshaw he added: "I really like Rob but he has been away on holiday for the last couple of weeks.

"I'm looking forward to seeing where he wants to play his football."