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Palace manager says US investment will enable EPL club to look to 'future with expectation'

Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye, right, puts the ball past Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga to score his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (Scott Heavey/PA via AP)       UNITED KINGDOM OUT       -     NO SALES      -     NO ARCHIVES

Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye, right, puts the ball past Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga to score his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (Scott Heavey/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES  (The Associated Press)

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says investment by American sports tycoons would enable the Premier League club to "look forward to a future with expectation."

David Blitzer and Josh Harris, who co-own the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL's New Jersey Devils, have been in talks with Palace for more than a year about buying a stake.

Full details are yet to be disclosed but Pardew on Thursday indicated a deal is expected to be concluded.

Pardew says he has "been involved to some degree with Josh and David. They have a passion for this football club which has grown."

At a news conference, Pardew said Blitzer and Harris "bring experience of other sports and managing sports clubs bigger than ourselves ... the backing does mean improvements to our ground."