Loice Remy denies Crystal Palace transfer will happen

Written by Robert Sutherland

Loic Remy has denied he will be making the move across London from Chelsea to Crystal Palace.

Remy says that while interest from Crystal Palace is flattering, his focus lies on getting more time on the pitch with his current club Chelsea. 

Remy said: "“I am [flattered by the interest] but I never wanted to leave this club because I feel really good.

“Of course I want to play more but I’m sure I can play more here."

Despite a summer in which he has been linked with a move away, with Palace frequently mentioned (and are many bookmakers' favourites to sign the Frenchman) Remy has spent the summer ensuring he's ready to return to Chelsea's starting line-up. 

“That’s my target and I just try to make it happen by working hard and show everybody and the manager that he can count on me. For me, my mind is here and I don’t want to leave at the minute.

“For so many reasons I want to stay – because we won two trophies last season and because I’m sure that we’re going to win more, so for me it is really exciting.  

“I want to be a part of this project and there is no reason for me to leave now."

It looks like Palace will need to find another attacking option - although they are also the bookies' favourites to sign Remy's Chelsea team-mate Patrick Bamford.


 

Going to Edinburgh Festival? Here are some Crystal Palace supporting comedians and their shows

Written by Joe Bloggs

Going to the Edinburgh Festival? There are some Palace fans doing standup comedy! We've listed them for you below.

Kevin Day - Gilded Baloon, 6.15pm, 8th-30th August

Star, well member, of the FYP Podcast and Edinburgh Fesitval legend brings his latest solo show to the Fringe and it's bloody aces.  'Beautifully crafted, cleverly paced, hugely funny show' (Scotland on Sunday). 'Day is quite simply performing at the top of his game.' **** (List). Tickets: £10

Jim Daly - Jekyll and Hyde, 2pm 8th-15th August, 12.30pm 16th-21st August

The FYP Podcast host is doing his first ever show at Edinburgh and brings his mix of comedy songs and jokes to the stage alongside his girlfriend and partner in crime Miranda Dawe. Tickets: FREE!

PREVIEW SHOW AUGUST 1ST IN LONDON. TICKETS HERE.

Mark Steel - Assembly George Square Studios, 8.15pm 8th-30th August

If you saw him at the Crystal Palace Comedy Festival you'll know how amazing Mark Steel is. Well worth seeing. 'He's a man with a passionate desire to communicate his ideas, who is also very funny' (Guardian). 'Excellent stand-up' (Times). 'Steel's rapier wit cuts to the chase' (Observer). Tickets: £14.

Elliot Steel - Kildernkin, 10pm 8th-29th August

Mark's son also does standup (and is also a big Palace fan) and is performing alongside Twitter star Jake Lambert. 'Excitable ADD-fuelled delivery' (Chortle.co.uk). Tickets: FREE

Jo Brand - The Assembly Rooms, 12.45pm 19th August - 

Jo Brand returns to the Fringe to celebrate Gilded Balloon’s 30th Anniversary! Long established as one of the UK’s best female comics. This BAFTA and four-time British Comedy Award winner takes a break from her regular TV appearances on prime time panel shows such as the BBC’s QI and Have I Got News for You, and makes a welcome return to the Gilded Balloon! Tickets: £12

Alistair Williams - Cowgatehead, 11.45pm 18th- 30th August

Piccadilly Comedy Club's New Comedian of the Year Alistair Williams is at Edinburgh with So You Think You're Funny winner Edd Hedges. Both a bloody brilliant. Tickets: FREE!


 

Swansea manager claims Crystal Palace target is going nowhere

Written by Jim Daly

Swansea manager Garry Monk reckons Palace target Ashley Williams won't be leaving the club.

The 29-year-old centre-back has been linked with a move to Selhurst Park with the Eagles keen on more defensive reinforcements.

But Monk claims the Welsh international - and anyone from his squad - are staying put.

When asked about Williams leaving he said: “I don’t want to lose anyone, I have said that many times. We are building something here and I think the players can see that.

“Every conversation I have had with all of them, they want to be here and be part of it. They can see it again this year that we have added quality and competition, which is getting closer to where we want it."

He added: “We haven’t had any calls. I am not naive. Any player in the world is for sale at some price. But it’s like I said when it came to Wilfried Bony – it would have to be astronomical for any of these players to leave.”

It leaves Palace still looking for another centre-back to add to Scott Dann, Damien Delaney, Brede Hangeland and Martin Kelly. 


 

IT'S OFFICIAL! Yohan Cayabe has signed for Palace on a three-year deal

Written by Jim Daly

OH. My. GOD. Palace have just unveiled the signing of the summer as Yohan Cabaye arrives from PSG in a club record deal.

The French international has signed a four-year deal at Selhurst Park and becomes Palace's most expensive signing ever at £12.8m (with add-ons).

The 29-year-old playmaker only spent one season in Paris after making a £19m switch from Newcastle - but made just 21 starts for the Ligue 1 champions and found chances limited.

He's now teamed up with his old Magpies gaffer Alan Pardew at Palace and becomes the Eagles' most high profile signing ever - and arguably is the transfer of the summer in the entire Premier League.

On joining the club Cabaye told cpfc.co.uk: “I’m happy to be here. I’ve been waiting for the decision, had the medical and now I can’t wait to focus on my new team, a new season and my new life.

“I wanted to come and play for Palace because there are some really strong players here. They finished very well last season and I think they can compete to get into the top eight.  

"I also know the gaffer and have worked with him before and I’m confident with him. I want to do my best for him because he’s made a big effort to get me to come here, as well as the Chairman, so I have to say a big thank you to both of them.”

He goes straight in as Palace's highest earner with reports he has signed a £100,000-a-week deal and reportedly turned down Atletico Madrid and other Premier League sides to move to Selhurst.