Crystal Palace are considering a move for Newcastle’s Mohamed Diame, with the midfielder set to be out of contract this summer, the Daily Star reports.
Diame’s current deal at St James’ Park will expire at the end of this season, however an automatic 12-month contract extension will be triggered in the midfielder’s contract if he starts three of the Magpies’ remaining eight games of the league season.
Besiktas and Galatasaray are also said to be interested in signing the Senegal international on a free transfer this summer, while the report suggests clubs in Italy and Spain are monitoring Diame’s situation.
The 31-year-old revealed he would ideally like to stay at Newcastle, but is happy to move on should the club not look to extend his contract.
They know I want to stay, I am happy at Newcastle. It was tough at the beginning but I settled down. But if I have to go, then I will go, it is no problem.
Diame has not started a Premier League game for Newcastle since early January due to the emergence of Sean Longstaff, but the midfielder could force his way back into the starting lineup with the youngster set to miss the rest of the season with injury.
Other players set to be out of contract this summer
Cahill’s current deal at Chelsea is set to expire this summer, and given his limited first team opportunities this season, it looks unlikely his contract will be extended further at Stamford Bridge.
Balotelli joined Marseille on a free transfer in January after leaving Nice. The Italian is out of contract this summer after signing an initial six month deal, but Marseille could be looking to extend that after the striker’s impressive start at the club. Balotelli has scored four goals in his opening four home games for the Ligue 1 side.
Godin has been one of Atletico’s most consistent players in recent years, but his contract is set to expire this summer. However, the defender has been heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan upon the expiry of his deal with Atletico.
Rabiot’s future has been the subject of speculation all season, and the highly rated midfielder looks set to leave Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer this summer.
Robben’s long career with Bayern Munich is set to end this summer when his contract expires with the German champions.