According to Mundo Deportivo, Crystal Palace have identified Manchester United glovesman Sergio Romero as a potential replacement for Vicente Guaita.
The Spaniard finds himself out of contract at Selhurst Park in June, and Real Sociedad are believed to be monitoring his situation.
Interestingly, the Argentina international is also available for free in June, but the Eagles will have to fend off interest from Brighton if they want Romero.
If Dougie Freedman manages to bring the Red Devils shot-stopper to Selhurst Park, then we’d presume that one man will be fuming.
The 27-year-old was signed from Stoke City back in October for just £1 million.
During negotiations, we presume that Butland was told to expect to initially play second fiddle to Guaita given his status as a key player.
However, it is feasible that he was told he would be the Spaniard’s replacement at No.1.
Even if these presumptions aren’t accurate, any footballer would surely want to be playing instead of rotting on the bench.
In that respect, if Butland sees Guaita leave the club – and gets his hopes up regarding first-team football – only to see Romero arrive, he won’t be happy.
Who says the Argentine will be No.1?
Well, Romero is currently David de Gea’s deputy at Old Trafford.
In that case, why would he leave Manchester United, only to take up the exact same role at a less glamorous club?
If this deal materialises, Roy Hodgson can probably expect a knock on his door from Butland.