Manager claims he is in the dark on whether he will sign Tottenham player

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Dom Le Roy

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has revealed that his hopes of signing Kyle Walker-Peters have reached an impasse.

The Tottenham Hotspur right-back has failed to feature on a regular basis for the first team this season despite playing the first three Premier League matches of the campaign under Mauricio Pochettino before suffering a hamstring problem.

Hodgson claimed last week that Palace were working hard on trying to bring the 22-year-old to Selhurst Park and was optimistic that an agreement would be reached (Football London).

Despite the 72-year-old’s previous hopes the deal has now stalled and left Hodgson suggesting that Spurs have not decided whether they will allow Walker-Peters to leave North London this month.

Following the summer departure of Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid, Spurs only have Serge Aurier and Walker-Peters within their ranks as senior players who primarily operate on the right side of defence.

Palace are said to be keen to strengthen at right-back following the summer sale of Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United.

“[There is] no update,” Hodgson told the Evening Standard.

“There was initial contact I think between the clubs and the suggestion was made and one I was behind.

“It would have been a good move for us I think, but as far as I know nothing is happening and I’m not sure what Tottenham’s intention with Kyle Walker-Peters is.”

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