DOUGIE Freedman has confirmed to News Shopper he does want to make James Vaughan’s loan switch from Everton permanent this summer.

The striker has been a big hit at Selhurst Park this season, scoring nine times in two loan spells to help the Eagles secure their Championship status.

Vaughan is odds-on to leave Goodison but Palace know they face stiff competition to secure his services, with Premiership new boys Norwich City also reportedly interested in doing a deal.

Despite this, Freedman would like to make his stay in the capital a permanent one and the Eagles chief is set to make his case to the player soon.

He revealed: “A deal for James Vaughan is just a case of sitting down and convincing James that this is where he wants to play his football, then looking at the financial situation and putting everything in place and seeing what the outcome is.”

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