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Crystal Palace boss Hodgson opens door to Sako re-signing

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has opened the door to re-signing Bakary Sako.

The Mali international joined Palace in the summer of 2015 but turned down a new deal when his three-year contract expired.

However, he has yet to sign elsewhere and has now been linked with a return to Selhurst Park.

Hodgson said: "I can't tell you anything about that.

"What I can tell you is, he was offered a new contract at the end of last season, when of course he was badly injured.

"He missed the whole of the latter part of the season with a nasty injury, that he got when we played West Ham.

"We still offered him a new contract, despite the fact we could not be certain he would be fit enough to start the season - but he turned that down.

"Doug Freedman [Crystal Palace sporting director] has told me that he has now been contacted by the player and his agent, to say that they may have re-thought that and they might be interested.

"Of course, if that is the case, we will review it."

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