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Crystal Palace close to landing midfielder

Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has revealed that the club is on the verge of landing a new midfielder.

The Eagles are preparing for the 2014/15 Premier League season opener against Arsenal on Saturday but Parish says there is still work going into making signings.

Parish told Sky Sports News HQ that Palace were looking to complete a deal for an unnamed midfielder from a top flight rival to add to the previous summer arrivals of Fraizer Campbell, Brede Hangeland and Chris Kettings.

"Hopefully we have got another one nearly done today," said Parish on Tuesday. "That should be in the public domain tomorrow or the day after.

"We've got a bid going in on another player in the next day or so. We're confident we'll be more or less where we want to be by kick-off time, maybe a little bit behind, but by the time the window closes… exactly what we want to achieve."

Parish added: "We have a bid in for a player tonight.

"We've had permission to talk to the player. We are very close to personals with the player. Hopefully he will be down for a medical tomorrow and with any luck we'll get him in the squad for Saturday.

"It's another really good moment for our football club and a good moment of advancement. A very good player, someone we are looking forward to welcome at the football club. We've not signed on the dotted line yet, I don't want to say who it is, but we're very excited to get it done."

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