Crystal Palace are ready to open contract talks with teenager John Bostock.

Bostock became the youngest player to represent Palace in October 2007 when he came on as a substitute against Watford.

The Lambeth-born 16-year-old playmaker is rumoured to have attracted attention from scouts across Europe, and the Eagles boss is eager to get him to sign a contract.

Warnock told icsouthlondon: "There has been a development because he now has an agent and we're going to have a meeting next week.

"They're very busy so it's taking time and that was the earliest we could meet.

"I've spoken to John's father and he's very positive about the situation."