Allardyce set to sign Sunderland left-back
Patrick Van Aanholt is set to move from Sunderland to Crystal Palace before the end of the transfer window.
The left-back has been part of a struggling defence this season under David Moyes, but in the past has been praised for his attacking abilities as well as being able to defend.
Palace will pay £14million for the Dutchman.
He handed in a transfer request at the Stadium of Light and will now have a medical in London after being granted permission to open contract talks.
Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain said: “If a player openly states he does not want to play for our club, it is clear that we have a decision to make”
“In this instance and in regard to this particular player, we have done what we feel is right for Sunderland, which will always be our priority.”
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10