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6 Potential Transfer Targets for Crystal Palace This Summer

Crystal Palace are currently without a manager following Sam Allardyce's resignation soon after the conclusion of the Premier League season. 'Big Sam' had managed to turn around the club's fortunes since taking over in December, steering them away from relegation.


The Eagles are taking their time in naming a replacement, with fans justifiably becoming impatient, but Steve Parish and his cohorts will nonetheless want to strengthen with the aim of avoiding another similar scare next season, whoever is in charge.


We take a look at six potential targets the new manager could look at in the transfer window.

6. Kara Mbodji

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Kara Mbodji has apparently been told by his parent club Anderlecht that he can leave this summer in order to fulfil his dream of playing in the Premier League.


According to the Mirror, Palace are interested in helping the Senegalese defender's dream become reality next season. 


Leicester are also monitoring Mbodji's situation as they look to the future, with Wes Morgan and Robert Huth not getting any younger.


The 27-year-old, while best at centre-half, can also play as a holding midfielder.

5. Jozo Simunovic

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A number of Premier League clubs are hot on the trail of Jozo Simunovic, and Crystal Palace are one of them, according to the Croydon Advertiser.


The Croatian international defender had scouts watching on in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday, putting in a solid performance in the 2-1 win over Aberdeen.


With the Eagles looking to strengthen in defence, Simunovic could be a viable possibility if the 22-year-old is interested in making the move to England.

4. Carl Jenkinson

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Crystal palace looked as though they had secured Carl Jenkinson's signature back in the January transfer window before the deal collapsed at the last moment.


The rumour that was flying around at the time was that he had got wind of the wages that Jeffrey Schlupp was going to be receiving, which put an end to the transfer negotiations when Palace would not match it.


Jenkinson has since said that this was not the case and that he was reluctant to leave Arsenal - the team he supported growing up.


Now that Big Sam - a manager the 25-year-old worked with before at West Ham - is no longer at Selhurst Park, the interest may not be re-kindled.

3. Lamine Kone

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Lamine Kone has suffered relegation with Sunderland this season and could be available as his club look to balance the books ahead of the Championship season.


The fourth defender on this list, Kone was subject to a £17m bid from Everton last summer but could now be available for as little as £10m.


With the 28-year-old keen to retain his Premier League status, Palace could provide a tempting prospect should they make a concrete offer for his services.

2. Papa Alioune Ndiaye

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Palace suffered immensely without the likes of Luka Milojevic and Yohan Cabaye in their midfield last season, and with Joe Ledley having left and James McArthur failing to rediscover his best form, the Eagles would be well pressed in signing another body.


According to reports  emanating from Turkey, Palace are interested in Osmanlispor midfielder Badou Ndiaye, 26, with the club’s vice-president confirming interest in the African player. 


A fee in the region of €10m (£8.7m) has been mooted, with Palace hoping to beat off competition from other Premier League clubs for the tall and agile midfield anchor.

1. Mamadou Sakho

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Mamadou Sakho has helped restore his own reputation since joining Palace on loan in January, but without a transfer clause included in the loan agreement due to the rushed nature of the initial deal, Palace do not technically have an advantage over any clubs looking to sign him.


There is little doubt that the Frenchman does not have a future at Liverpool while Jurgen Klopp is manager, and as this is unlikely to change any time soon he looks certain to leave Anfield for good this summer.


While Sakho's good form has helped save Palace's Premier League status, it has also attracted potential suitors both at home and abroad.


Palace could have a challenge on their hands if they want to secure a permanent deal, but they will take solace in Sakho posting a picture onto his Twitter sporting a Palace training kit.

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