Roy Hodgson is seeking transfer assurances before penning a new deal with Crystal Palace.
The Daily Express says Hodgson's current deal runs out at the end of this season, and Palace want him to stay on after a successful two and a half years in charge, but the Selhurst Park manager wants guarantees that players will be incoming in the summer.
A frustrated Hodgson saw an £8 million deal for West Bromwich full back Nathan Ferguson collapse on deadline day when the 19 year old was found to have a knee problem. That deal Hodgson expects to be resurrected in the summer.
Palace were also beaten to the punch by West Ham in the £18 million race for Hull striker Jarrod Bowen, and saw another target in Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters snapped up by Southampton on loan.
It meant that Palace's only senior arrival in January, when Hodgson had publicly said his squad needed strengthening, was Turkish striker Cenk Tosun on loan from Everton – and he is currently injured.