BOURNEMOUTH and Rangers are on red alert for Crystal Palace’s England goalkeeper Jack Butland as doubts form over his future.
He was alongside Patrick Vieira at the end of the season.
However, he has often been second choice since signing from Stoke in 2020.
Newly promoted Cherries and Scottish giants Rangers have both shortlisted 29-year-old Butland.
Bournemouth may just 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 as last season’s No. 1 is out of contract.
Palace have also been on the hunt for another international match in England.
They want Sam Johnstone on a free transfer after his contract at West Brom expired.
Johnstone, 29, has seen moves to Tottenham and West Ham come and go in recent weeks.
But he could get a Premier League lifeline at Selhurst Park.
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The goalkeeper would be ready to fight for first pick with Vicente Guaita, 35.
Meanwhile, Palace teenager Luke Plange is on loan from Coventry.
Plange, 19, was loaned 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 a request for Plange – and may need him as Sweden striker Viktor Gyorekes could be sold to Fulham or Championship rivals Middlesbrough.
Vieira is keen for Plange to play and develop at Pride Park after his breakthrough season.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5444033/bournemouth-rangers-jack-butland-transfer-crystal-palace/ Bournemouth and Rangers on Jack Butland transfer alert with Crystal Palace goalkeeper future in the air