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Sport Palace join the race to sign Ligue 2 midfielder

17:10  16 april  2017
17:10  16 april  2017 Source:   readsport.co

Cabaye wants to stay despite speculation about France return

  Cabaye wants to stay despite speculation about France return Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been linked with a move back to France over the last few weeks with Marseille the reported club interested. These rumours came about when Cabaye said that Marseille’s new project in Ligue 1 was ‘attractive’, this quote led to many reports in the French media saying that he was excited about a possible return to his home country. However, these rumours were put to bed on Tuesday night as Cabaye took to twitter to confirm that he has no plans to transfer to Marseille in the summer. He said: “I confirm @flogazan! Thanks for reestablishing the truth!!!” Twitter: Je confirme @flogazan ! Merci d’avoir rétabli la vérité !!! @lequipedusoir (@YCabayeofficiel) It appears the Crystal Palace player was watching L’Equipe du Sir, where journalist Florian Gazan explains, relayed by Goal France: “Cabaye first and foremost wants to stay in the Premier League, whether it is at Crystal Palace, where he has a year left, or in another club as he has other contacts in England.” “He’s very happy in England, where he still has a very good reputation, and doesn’t have the intention of retuning to France.” Yohan Cabaye who has scored twice and assisted twice this season will miss Palace’s game against Arsenal on Monday night due to injury, and given his importance to the team, he will be a huge miss to the Palace squad.

Brighton have reportedly joined Crystal Palace and West Ham United in the race to sign a Lille midfielder . Ligue 1 star Ibrahim Amadou was linked with a move to the Premier League on deadline day in January, even catching a train to London to try and force a move through.

Palace join the race to sign Ligue 2 midfielder . Crystal Palace have joined Stoke, Bournemouth and Aston Villa in the race to sign Amiens’ midfielder Guessouma Fofana, according to the Daily Mail.

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Crystal Palace have joined Stoke, Bournemouth and Aston Villa in the race to sign Amiens’ midfielder Guessouma Fofana, according to the Daily Mail.

The report suggests that scouts from the clubs spent Friday in France, watching the player during Amiens’ game against Le Havre on Friday.

Amiens won the game 2-0 – although Fofana was on the peripheral for the majority of the game. He has enjoyed a promising season, scoring three times and contributing three assists in the league.

The Frenchman has made 32 appearances since joining Amiens in 2015 and made himself eligible for the Malian national team at the age of 20.

Sam Allardyce appears to be on course to guide Palace to Premier League safety and will have one eye on strengthening his squad ready for next season.

Allardyce did sign Luka Milivojević during the January transfer window, but with rumours surrounding the future of Yohan Cabaye still circling around Selhurst Park, he will be keen to strengthen in the middle of the park.

Palace to battle West Ham in race to sign Kone .
Crystal Palace are interested in signing Sunderland defender Lamine Kone this summer, but will face a challenge for his signature from fellow Premier League side West Ham United, according to a report from Darren Lewis of The Mirror. Sam Allardyce signed the 28-year-old for Sunderland last season and he was a major factor in the Black Cats managing to stay in the top-flight, but it looks like they’ll go down this year and as such, the Ivorian international looks set to leave the club. Palace would like to keep Mamadou Sakho but Liverpool’s asking price might be too much for them to pay and as such, Allardyce is exploring other options. He is all too aware of Kone’s abilities after managing him in the North East and it looks like he’s one of the options being considered as Palace look to plan for the future with Premier League survival all but confirmed. West Ham, Everton and a few other clubs have been lined with a move for Kone in the past so time will tell if Palace can get a deal done for him.

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