Previous
Galatasaray
FC Porto
9:55 AM UTC
Game Details
Schalke 04
Lokomotiv Moscow
9:55 AM UTC
Game Details
AS Monaco
Borussia Dortmund
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Club Brugge
Atletico Madrid
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Barcelona
Tottenham Hotspur
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Internazionale
PSV Eindhoven
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Liverpool
Napoli
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Red Star Belgrade
Paris Saint-Germain
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next
West Ham UnitedWest Ham United
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace
3
2
FT
Game Details
Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton & Hove Albion
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace
3
1
FT
Game Details
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace
BurnleyBurnley
2
0
FT
Game Details
Manchester UnitedManchester United
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace
0
0
FT
Game Details
 By PA Sport

Crystal Palace in advanced talks for keeper Diego Cavalieri - Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson has revealed Crystal Palace hope to imminently conclude the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri.

The 35-year-old has been training with Hodgson's squad following his release from Fluminense, and has been in talks over signing a permanent contract to provide a further option in a position the manager has long felt he lacks cover.

A knee injury suffered by Julian Speroni means that Wayne Hennessey remains Palace's only fit, senior goalkeeper. While Cavalieri is not expected to sign a contract in time to be considered for Sunday's Premier League fixture at home to Tottenham, discussions are regardless "well advanced."

"He's been very good,'' said Hodgson, 70, of a player he also worked with at Liverpool. "He's been with us just over a week now. He was released from his club, Fluminense in Brazil.

"We got to find out about that, and invited him to come over to do some training with us to see how he was and how he likes us. I'm hoping we'll reach an agreement with him. Doug Freedman and Steve Parish [Palace's sporting director and chairman] have been working very hard to get that agreement with him to at least stay until the end of that season.

"I believe they're well advanced in those discussions, but unfortunately not so advanced that we'll have him with us on Sunday.''

The visit of Spurs will also come too soon for Wilfried Zaha, meaning Hodgson is without 12 injured senior players, but the influential forward is "ahead of schedule'' in his recovery from a knee injury.

"He's doing very well,'' Hodgson said. "He's way ahead of schedule. His attitude and desire to get back on the field is quite outstanding. I don't think I've come across anyone better in my career than him in that respect. He's much further forward than we thought he would be.

"But that still means we're looking at several weeks ahead before we can really count on him, I think. He's already moved much further ahead -- no one thought he'd be fit until several weeks after the international break. Now we're bringing that period closer because we think we might get him back early.

"If we do, it's great credit to the staff, and even greater credit to himself. He's actually much further forward than medically he should be, at this stage. We've missed him, and will in the games to come, but the sooner we get him back, the better it will be for everybody, not least the team.''

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.