Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is frustrated being forced to shop in the bargain basement this month.
The Daily Mail says having handed club co-owner Steve Parish and sporting director Iain Moody a list of targets which included Nikica Jelavic, Shane Long, Matthew Etherington and Peter Crouch, the Palace boss has been asked to look at cheaper alternatives.
The low wage budget is a big factor in the transfer failures. Wigan defender Ivan Ramis preferred Cardiff to Palace due to the money on offer, only to then fail a medical.
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