Crystal Palace ‘plotting’ transfer swoop for Ligue 1 man and update on winger pursuit emerges

The latest Crystal Palace news and rumours on Tuesday.

Crystal Palace finished 12th in the Premier League last term during Patrick Viera’s first season in charge.

The Eagles will be looking to build on that in the next campaign and have been hard at work over pre-season.

Their first game is a tricky test at home to Arsenal next Friday.

Here is a look at all the latest news coming out of the club today....

New striker linked

Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in Strasbourg striker Ludovic Ajorque along with fellow Premier League sides Leicester City and Newcastle United.

The attacker scored 12 goals in Ligue 1 last season.

Football Insider report the Eagles are ‘plotting’ a swoop for him this summer.

McNeil latest

Burnley winger Dwight McNeil has been linked with a switch to Selhurst Park in this transfer window.

His future at Turf Moor is up in the air right now after the Clarets’ relegation to the Championship.

However, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter, he is not Viera’s ‘priority’ at this moment in time:

Viera praised

Former Palace striker Clinton Morrison has hailed Viera.

The ex-Arsenal and France ace has been a hit since taking over in South London, having previously managed OGC Nice and New York City.

Morrison has said, as per The Independent: “He’s done an outstanding job. No disrespect to Palace, it is my team, I was there nine-and-a-half years, but there will be big teams looking at Patrick Vieira.

“The style of play, to evolve that quickly, was sensational. He got the best out of players. He’s one of the best midfielders the Premier League has ever seen, and I think he will be one of the best managers.”