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Fulham boss Hughes to try again for Palace keeper Speroni

Fulham boss Mark Hughes is expected to try again for Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni in January.

Hughes was keen on the Eagles stopper as a replacement for Mark Schwarzer who had been bound for Arsenal.

The game of musical goalkeepers was prevented from happening, however, because Fulham could not complete their move for Speroni in time. Speroni, 30, said: "Of course I knew of the interest and I must admit at the time it was a bit disappointing.

"It was a good opportunity for me to go and play at the highest level but in the end I'm not sure how talks went and it is not myself that makes the last decision.

"I have been here a long time and I am very happy here so I have no problem staying.

"It was more the chance to play in the Premier League, not that I want to leave Palace. I am not thinking of that now though, I just want to concentrate on my football.

"I don't try to mix things.

"One thing is what happens off the pitch and the other is what I do on it."

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