Kevin Phillips hopes to sign for Crystal Palace in the coming days.
Nothing, he insisted, would please him more than to hang up his boots at Selhurst Park.
And Phillips, whose contract at Blackpool expires at the end of the month, said: “If Palace make me an offer, I’m keen to stay. It’s a no-brainer.
“I had a chat with Ian Holloway after the Wembley game and he said he wanted me to stay, so hopefully I will be a Palace player next season.”