Crystal Palace are close to agreeing a deal with Tony Pulis to become their new manager, according to Sky sources.

The former Stoke boss is believed to be in advanced talks with the Palace board to succeed Ian Holloway, who stepped down last month after the club won only one of their first nine games of the season.

Keith Millen has been in caretaker charge of the Premier League strugglers since Holloway's departure, and Palace ended a run of seven straight defeats in the goalless draw with Everton prior to the international break.