Contract talks stumble

Last updated : 27 June 2003 By Palace Dan
Hayden Mullins and Julian Gray have both refused the new contracts that have been offered to them by the Club. Mullins still has a year left on his current deal, but Palace boss Steve Kember admits that Mullins does not want to re-sign, leaving Palace with no real alternative but to make him available for transfer or risk losing him for nothing under the Bosman ruling when his deal ends at the end of the coming season.
Gray has point blank refused his new contract and Kember admits that he will now wait and see who comes in for him. Charlton are thought to be keen on Gray, whilst Mullins has attracted interest from both Portsmouth and Birmingham City.