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Dan Petrescu currently manages Dynamo Moscow in Russia © Getty Images
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Crystal Palace have refused to comment on reports they are in advanced negotiations with former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu to become the club's new manager.

Petrescu has been linked with the Selhurst Park job after previous reported candidates including Aitor Karanka and Rene Meulensteen confirmed appointments at Middlesbrough and Fulham respectively.

Co-chairman Steve Parish said on Thursday he hoped to have a new boss installed by the weekend.

Parish had said: "We're getting closer. It's quite fluid at the moment. It's gone on a lot longer than we thought."

The Croydon Advertiser reports that Petrescu is seeking a three-year deal, which could delay an agreement.

The 45-year-old also played for Sheffield Wednesday, Bradford and Southampton and won 95 caps for Romania before starting his managerial career in 2003. He led Unirea Urziceni into the UEFA Champions League after winning the Romanian Liga 1 title in 2009, claiming a memorable 4-1 win over Rangers in Glasgow.

After moving to Russia later that year he lifted Kuban Krasnodar into the Russian Premier League before moving on to Dynamo Moscow, with whom he signed a three-year contract in 2012.

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