Palace ponder swoop for Lille defender Soumaoro

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Crystal Palace have reportedly started talks with the agent of Lille defender Adama Soumaoro about a possible summer transfer.

Crystal Palace have reportedly started talks with the agent of Lille defender Adama Soumaoro about a possible summer transfer.

The 27-year-old has spent his entire professional career with the French Ligue 1 outfit, making over 100 appearances since being handed his debut in the 2013-14 season.

However, it is being reported that he would like to test his abilities in the Premier League after seeing Everton have a £19million bid rejected for his signature 12 months ago.

Lille would be willing to take £13m for his services during this pre-season and it has resulted in speculation that Palace boss Roy Hodgson is keen to take Soumaoro as a possible future replacement for veteran Scott Dann.

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