Crystal Palace are interested in Jonjo Shelvey, but it may take an offer of £10million to secure the services of the England international.
Shelvey has made good progress since quitting his role as bit-part player at Liverpool for the first team at Swansea City, which has helped him reach five caps for his country. However, he has fallen out of favour at the Liberty Stadium of late, with former manager Garry Monk leaving him out of his plans due to internal complaints about his attitude and performances.
Caretaker boss Alan Curtis restored him to the line-up in recent weeks, but the midfielder was again left out of the picture for the 2-1 defeat at Manchester United on Saturday. This has sparked reports in the Daily Telegraph that Alan Pardew, who worked with the 23-year-old at Charlton Athletic, is set to launch an offer to take him to Palace during the January window.
“There’s going to be a lot of speculation about Jonjo, he’s out of the side at the moment and he’s a current England international,” Curtis said ahead of the trip to Old Trafford. “I guess people are putting two and two together that he will move in January. But I’ve spoken to Jonjo and he wants to play a part at the club and, unless things change, I expect him to stay.”
Shelvey knows if he is to be considered for a place in England’s squad for Euro 2016 he will need to be playing regular football, and if he isn’t getting this at the Liberty Stadium, he will likely see his future elsewhere. But it is understood the Swans are in no rush to part with the midfielder, who is under contract until the summer of 2019 and is valued at £10million.