Slavisa Jokanovic will cost Crystal Palace £5million in compensation
Jokanovic has emerged as the front runner to take over at Selhurst Park after The Eagles missed out on Marco Silva to Watford.
But the Serb doesn’t have a release clause in the new contract that he signed in February tying him to Craven Cottage until 2019.
It means that Palace chairman Steve Parish could have to splash out compensation of around £5 million before Fulham will release him.
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Parish wanted Marco Silva to replace Sam Allardyce but the Hornets were quicker off the mark and will announce the deal in the next 48 hours.
He could now be likely to turn to Jokanovic who caught the eye helping Fulham into the Championship play-offs this season.
Jokanovic, who was linked with West Ham United, isn’t in any hurry to leave Fulham but the lure of the Premier League could be too much.