Crystal Palace and Fulham in transfer battle for former Serie A player

Crystal Palace and Fulham transfer latest emerges ahead of the new season.

Crystal Palace and Fulham are both being linked with a move for Flamengo striker Pedro.

The London pair are said to be interested in luring the Brazilian to England this summer.

Pedro, 25, has been on the books of his current club since 2020 and has caught the eye in the Brasileiro Série A since then.

Reporter Marco Conterio claims both Crystal Palace and Fulham are keen to lure him back to Europe as they both prepare for next term in the Premier League (see tweet below):

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The Rio de Janeiro-born attacker has made 123 appearances for Flamengo over the past couple of seasons and has fired 46 goals in all competitions.

He started out at Fluminense and scored 31 goals in 93 games as a youngster to earn himself a move over to Italy back in 2019.

Fiorentina snapped him up but he struggled to make an impact with the Serie A outfit and moved back home to Brazil after just four months.

Fulham and Crystal Palace latest

Fulham are gearing up for their return to the top flight after winning the Championship title and have brought in midfielder Joao Palhinha this summer, with more arrivals expected.

Pedro is someone who could provide some strong competition up top for Aleksander Mitrovic.

Crystal Palace, on the other hand, are preparing for their second year under Patrick Viera after finishing 12th in his first.

The Eagles have brought in Malcolm Ebiowei from Derby County and Sam Johnstone from West Bromwich Albion in this transfer window.