Former manager Tony Pulis wanted Crystal Palace to break their wage structure this summer.

Pulis left Palace by mutual consent last night after a final disagreement over transfer policy.

The Daily Mail says Pulis wanted players - specifically Michu, Steven Caulker and Gylfi Sigurdsson - to help keep Palace up for another season. All three are on £40,000-plus a week and Palace are not used to spending big.

They are awash with Premier League cash, with record profits last season, and were prepared to back Pulis with the biggest transfer budget in the club's history. It is still there to spend.

But Pulis wanted to take charge of all the incoming transfers after the team responded to his methods when he replaced Ian Holloway.

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