Palace want triple deal
By Adam Marshall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Crystal Palace boss Iain Dowie is keen to tie up deals for Nico Vaesen, Mark Hudson and Julian Gray.
The Eagles have benefited from loan duo Vaesen and Hudson's form of late as they mount a late push for a play-off place.
Ahead of Wednesday's match with Sunderland, Dowie is trying to push through a deal for Fulham defender Hudson and hopes to convince Vaesen to stay too, even though the keeper revealed this week that his first choice is to sign a new deal with Birmingham.
"Both have done very well for us," Dowie told Sky Sports News.
"It's a situation we're looking at again. It's about what Nico wants and we're reviewing it constantly.
"He's playing very well for us and, hopefully, we can do something on that front."
Gray, who had been expected to leave Selhurst Park last summer, is also to be offered fresh terms.
"I don't think the grass is always greener elsewhere," added Dowie.
"The Palace fans adore him and he's deserved that.
"I'm hopeful of keeping him here and that's the situation we're working as hard as we can to resolve."