Crystal Palace have ended their pursuit of Nuno Espirito Santo amid concerns over his demands.

Palace halted negotiations on Tuesday night, according to the Daily Mail.

Nuno – who left Wolves at the end of the season – reportedly made a series of demands that the club were unwilling to meet.

Palace were hoping to announce Santo within the next couple of days amid concerns that Everton – who are also looking for a new manager following the departure of Carlo Ancelotti – could make a last gasp attempt to lure him to Goodison Park.

But in the end it’s Palace who have withdrawn from negotiations, with the fact that Wolves finished just one point and one place above them last season said to be a key contribiting factor behind why they refused to meet Nuno’s demands.

Palace want their vacancy filled as a matter of urgency ahead of what will be a summer of significant change and will now explore alternative targets.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche and Swansea’s Steve Cooper are said to be in the frame.

And with Nuno’s move to south London falling through, Everton are now in the clear to negotiate with the 47-year-old.