Swansea City crashed out of the Championship play-off final v Brentford yesterday, condemning Steve Cooper’s side to another season in the second-tier.

Cooper though could have a summer of speculation. The Sun on Sunday (30.05.21, pg. 59) report that Cooper, 41, is on Crystal Palace’s shortlist, and that he and his ‘management team’ have a £4.5million compensation fee ‘on their hands’.

Palace then, who’ve been linked with Cooper for the past few weeks now, will have to cough up that compensation fee to bring Cooper to Selhurst Park this summer.

Alan Nixon also goes on to write how the Swans boss was considered for the Sheffield United before they appointed Slavisa Jokanovic earlier in the week.

Reports linking Cooper to Palace though have been growing as we near the summer. Last week, The Sun on Sunday (23.05.21, pg. 59) reported that Cooper’s agent was spotted at in a director’s box at Selhurst Park.

It remains to be seen what the summer ahead holds for Cooper.

His side’s performance at Wembley yesterday was well below par and now the Swans look to be right back at square one after two-straight play-off finishes in Cooper’s first two seasons in charge.

Palace would present an exciting opportunity for Cooper but whether or not Palace are ready to pay-out his compensation fees is debatable, especially given how poorly Swansea performed against Brentford.

His departure would be a huge loss for Swansea nevertheless, and both they and Palace need to figure out where this is heading so that both can can ready for next season.