Nuno Espirito Santo is close to completing a deal to become the new Crystal Palace manager, according to John Percy of The Telegraph.

The 47-year-old has been out of work since leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of the season.

Nuno has been highly sought after since then, with reports linking him to the vacant roles at Everton and Tottenham. However, it appears that he is now destined for South London.

The Eagles have been on the hunt for a new manager after Roy Hodgson confirmed that he would be stepping down at the end of the 2020/21 campaign after three-and-a-half-years in charge.

Palace have had their eyes set on several targets. Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was their initial choice to replace Hodgson, but he ruled himself out.

According to the report, the Eagles have also held talks with Swansea City manager Steve Cooper, as well as tracking the likes of Valerien Ismael and Burnley’s Sean Dyche.