Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis says their summer market work is about to kick off.
But he admits they will have to battle to convince top players to come to Selhurst Park.
"From my experience if there are players available, they will take their time.
"We'll be fishing from the back-end of the table, not the front-end, so those players will take their time and work their way down the table before they get to us.
"They will go through probably 20 clubs before they get to us.
"So we've got to consolidate what position we're in to ensure we've got the right bait to catch them."
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