The six players Crystal Palace are tipped to sign with the summer transfer window officially open

Which players will Patrick Vieira bring to Selhurst Park this summer?

There have been some moves already with the extension of contracts to players like Jordan Ayew, James McArthur, James Tomkins and Nathaniel Clyne.

Plenty of names have also been thrown about with Patrick Vieira looking to add to his squad, which will then help him build on his strong first season at Selhurst Park.

Lens’ Malian midfielder Cheick Oumar Doucoure. Credit: SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP via Getty Images

Cheick Doucouré


Palace are on the hunt for a long term replacement for Cheikhou Kouyate and have identified Lens man Cheick Doucoure, who has been tipped to make the move to the Premier League.

Some reports say the midfielder has already agreed to come to Selhurst Park, even though talks are still ongoing between the French outfit and Crystal Palace.

Having joined the French side from Real Bamako in Mali, there is a strong belief that he is a better version of Yves Bissouma and can be the foundation on which the Palace midfield is built on for years to come.

Young, hungry and desperate to play in the Premier League, a fee of around £15million could see Lens let him come.

Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal during the Premier League match (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Eddie Nketiah


The Arsenal man has been a long-term target for Crystal Palace and in January there was a strong conviction that he was would cross the Thames and go south.

However after a run in the first team towards the end of the season, the Gunners now believe the ace will stay at the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta has insisted that he wants the young English striker and has offered him an improved deal to try to keep him in Highbury.

But until then there is still a chance, and Palace will continue to monitor the situation.

Watford’s Emmanuel Dennis. Credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images


Emmanuel Dennis

Dennis is strong, powerful and has everything that Palace need in a striker.

His performance for a relegated Watford side is proof of his quality and those who watched him at Club Brugge say he’s got more in his locker.

LondonWorld first reported that Palace had looked at him when they started hearing that Nketiah might have had a change of heart.

Not much has happened since, but the Eagles hierarchy often operate in silence so don’t rule out a sensational move for the man who bagged 10 goals for the The Hornets.

Marseille’s Senegalese forward Bamba Dieng runs with the ball during the French L1 (Photo by Nicolas TUCAT / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)


Bamba Dieng

The Marseille man is on the list and has a strong connection to the boss at Palace, and is a very good mate Cheikhou Kouyate too.

He came through the academy at Diambers, which Vieira set up in his home-country Senegal to help young footballers.

Not a lot is known about him in England, but there is so much promise about his overall play that in France and Senegal he is being touted as the next big forward.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United in action during a first team training session (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Aaron Wan-Bissaka


The Palace academy graduate is reported to be thinking of a return to Selhurst, just like Wilfried Zaha did in 2015.

Nothing concrete has been established since the rumour broke out, but you suspect there will be a lot of ins and outs at Manchester United as new manager Erik Ten Hag moulds his squad.

Wan-Bissaka is adored by Palace fans and would receive a hero’s welcome if he was to return to Selhurst Park this summer.

Conor Gallagher of Crystal Palace warms up prior to the Premier League match (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Conor Gallagher

Gallagher enjoyed his loan spell with the Eagles and has been speaking of how the fans made him feel special.


He will head to Chelsea for pre-season and from there will make up his mind where to play next.

Palace would love to have him as he embodied the fight and spirit that gave the club a special campaign.