Taylor reveals Boyce worry

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Crystal Palace manager Peter Taylor admits he may be losing his battle to hold onto defender Emmerson Boyce.

The 26-year-old is about to enter the final year of his contract at Selhurst Park and a number of Premiership clubs are hoping to lure him away from The Eagles.

With the possibility of Boyce leaving the club for free at the end of his contract next year, Taylor admits he may have to consider relenting and allowing him to leave during the summer. 

Boyce is valued at around £1 million and has been linked with moves to Wigan, Fulham and Charlton in the past week.

Taylor is unhappy at the prospect of losing another player to The Premiership but admits the club may have to allow Boyce to move on.

"We are desperately trying to keep Emmerson here," Taylor told the club's official website. "But when a player gets into his last year, it's sometimes more difficult to keep them.

"We're trying very hard and I'd like to keep Emmerson here, because he's a very good pro and a good player.

"But I think any player has to want to be here and the chance to play in The Premiership is something that interests Emmerson as well."