BOURNEMOUTH and Rangers are on alert for Crystal Palace’s England keeper Jack Butland as doubts form about his future.
He was in Patrick Vieira’s side at the end of the season.
However, he has often been second choice since signing from Stoke in 2020.
The promoted Cherries and Scottish giants Rangers have both shortlisted Butland, 29.
Bournemouth may only be looking for cover, while the Gers interest revolves around their Champions League ambitions — and they have other options.
The future of 40-year-old stopper Allan McGregor at Rangers remains unclear with last season’s No.1 out of contract.
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Palace have also jumped into the chase for another England cap.
They want Sam Johnstone on a free transfer after his deal expired at West Brom.
Johnstone, 29, has seen moves to Tottenham and West Ham come and go in recent weeks.
But he may get a Premier League lifeline at Selhurst Park.
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The keeper would be willing to contest to be first-choice with Vicente Guaita, 35.
Meanwhile, Palace teenager Luke Plange is wanted on loan by Coventry.
Plange, 19, was loaned back to Wayne Rooney’s Derby after signing for Palace in January — and the striker could be on his way back to the Midlands.
Coventry boss Mark Robins has made an inquiry for Plange — and may need him as Swedish striker Viktor Gyorekes, could be sold to Fulham or Championship rivals Middlesbrough.
Vieira is keen for Plange to play and develop following his breakthrough season at Pride Park.
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