Palace to open Dikgacoi talks

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The 28-year-old’s current deal runs until the end of the 2013/14 season, but from January would be able to sign a pre-contract with another club and leave Selhurst Park for nothing at the end of the campaign.

‘KG’ has given no indication that he wants out of the club though and, having started each of the three English Premiership matches Palace have played so far this season, appears very much in the plans of manager Ian Holloway.

Holloway admits they are eager to tie the former Golden Arrows star down, as well as captain Mile Jedinak and goalkeeper Julian Speroni, who are also in the final season of their current deals.

“The chairman and I are going to talk about the future plans,” Holloway told reporters having been asked about the trio. “That will be our next job as we don't want someone walking out for nothing.”

Dikgacoi played an integral role in getting Palace promoted from the Championship last season, making 43 starts which, along with Anele Ngcongca at Genk in Belgium, was the second highest of any South African-born player in the 2012/13 campaign. Israel-based goalkeeper Dani Amos played the most with 48.