Crystal Palace endured a miserable end to last season, which culminated in their heartbreaking loss in the FA Cup Final to Manchester United. However, in light of their deal with US investors Josh Harris and David Blitzer, the south London club ought to have a healthy amount of money to spend in the summer window.
With some uncertainty still surrounding the amount of cash available to boss Alan Pardew, it is tough to predict what calibre of player the club will be in the market for. But Pardew has spoken of the need to add some extra quality to their squad over the last few months.
Business so far
Having only just overcome the disappointment of losing the FA Cup final and with the European Championships on the horizon, Alan Pardew has opted to keep his powder dry to date. But it could well be a busy summer at Selhurt Park, with the manager needing to spend wisely in order to secure their Premier League status.
What they need
Goals. And that means a striker or two. With Emmanuel Adebayor set to leave the south London club and with Dwight Gayle and Connor Wickham having failed to find the net on a consistent basis, some serious investment is needed in this area.
Who could join
The Eagles have been linked with a big-money move for Saido Berahino, whose stock has fallen dramatically over the last 12 months following the collapse of a prospective transfer to Tottenham Hotspur in 2015. Whether Palace are able to lure him to south London ahead of other suitors remains to be seen, though.
Who could leave
Despite generally impressive spells at Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, Adebayor has underwhelmed since joining the club on a six-month deal earlier this year. Given his salary expectations and what he has done in a Palace shirt, it would be a major surprise if the club opted to extend his deal.
What the manager has said
"We've shown we have got talent in the group. We need to refine it a little bit and we are going to try to do that in the transfer market, but we are a force to be reckoned with," explained Alan Pardew.
"We've got to get better players than we already have. There is no point signing players if they're not going to be better than the ones we've got – so they have got to be good players. So if you're asking whether there is going to be a big name in there, perhaps there will because they are going to need to be."