Crystal Palace ‘confident’ of transfer and Man Utd man linked

Crystal Palace transfer news: Eagles ‘confident’ of signing Lens ace Cheick Doucoure with Manchester United man Andreas Pereira also linked

Crystal Palace start their pre-season schedule tomorrow with a clash against League One side Accrington Stanley.

The Eagles are gearing up for their second full campaign under Patrick Viera after finishing 12th in the Premier League last term.

They have delved into the transfer market to land highly-rated young attacker Malcolm Ebiowei from Derby County but will be in the hunt for more additions.

There is also expected to be some outgoings from Selhurst Park too as the London club look make strides ahead of next season.

Confident of Ligue 1 addition

Crystal Palace are confident of signing Lens midfielder Cheick Doucoure as they look to strengthen their options in the middle of the park.

They have a void to fill following Conor Gallagher’s return to parent club Chelsea following the expiration of his loan deal.

Doucoure, 22, has been with Lens for his whole career to date but could now be poised for a new chapter in his career in England.

According to The Athletic, the Eagles hope to acquire him for an initial fee of €21 million.

Manchester United man on radar

As Viera seeks to add more quality into his squad, his side have been recently linked with Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira.

The Brazil international has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford and may well be allowed to leave on a permanent basis. He has spent recent years away on loan at Lazio and Flamengo.

Brazilian news outlet FogaoNet report Crystal Palace are interested in signing him in preparation for next season.

Midfielder to leave

Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté is set to leave the club on a free transfer.

The Daily Mail claim he wants to stay but the two parties have failed to agree a new deal meaning he will be moving on and will have to weigh up his next move.

He has been with Crystal Palace since 2018 and has made 141 appearances in all competitions.