Crystal Palace, West Ham and Fulham in race for relegated £7.2m Premier League striker

Crystal Palace are one of the clubs linked with Jacob Bruun Larsen.Crystal Palace are one of the clubs linked with Jacob Bruun Larsen.
Crystal Palace are one of the clubs linked with Jacob Bruun Larsen. | Getty Images
Three London rivals are looking at a summer deal for the former Burnley loanee.

West Ham, Crystal Palace and Fulham are believed to be rivalling one another in a transfer race for TSG Hoffenheim forward Jacob Bruun Larsen this summer.

The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Burnley, scoring six top flight goals in what was an underwhelming campaign for Vincent Kompany's men. Larsen can play across the front three and his versatility could make him a prime target for all of the London rivals.

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West Ham have today learnt that talisman Jarrod Bowen is the number one transfer target for Newcastle United with a £100 million fee touted, while Lucas Paqueta is also linked with an exit. Meanwhile, at Craven Cottage, Paqueta's compatriot Andreas Pereira is attracting transfer interest after Bobby De Cordova-Reid left as a free agent to join Leicester City.

Over at Crystal Palace, Michael Olise has just put pen to paper on a deal with Bayern Munich and Eberechi Eze is also tipped to be on his way out of Selhurst Park. With all the clubs needing forward coverage in multiple roles, the Denmark international has emerged as a prime candidate.

German outlet Kicker report that the player is open to returning to the Premier League this summer. Hoffenheim are said to want around €8.5 million for the player, which is around £7.2 million.

Crystal Palace have sold Michael Olise to Bayern Munich.Crystal Palace have sold Michael Olise to Bayern Munich.
Crystal Palace have sold Michael Olise to Bayern Munich. | AFP via Getty Images

That fee should certainly be realistic for Crystal Palace, Fulham and West Ham, the former two outfits bringing in the big bucks for the sales of Olise and the imminent departure of Joao Palhinha respectively.

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Larsen came through the youth academy at Borussia Dortmund and made 41 senior appearances for the German giants before joining Hoffenheim in 2020. As well as Burnley, the forward has been sent on loan to Anderlecht during his four years with the side. He has six goals in his 57 Hoffenheim appearances.

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