​Crystal Palace are set to test Celtic's resolve with a £20m bid for in-form striker Odsonne Edouard in the upcoming January transfer window, according to one report. 

Palace have ample money to spend following the £50m sale of full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United over the summer, and an attacking option is a top priority for Roy Hodgson. 

Odsonne Edouard

The Eagles have made a solid start to the new season but according to ​The Sun, Hodgson and the club hierarchy are looking at Celtic star Edouard to be the missing piece of the puzzle and could propel the club to the next level. 

​Palace have been desperate to sign a natural goalscorer, for some time. Christian Benteke is now a shadow of his former self and last season's addition Michy Batshuayi returned to ​Chelsea at the end of his Selhurst Park loan. So far in 2019/20, the club's top scorer is Jordan Ayew (4), while only Watford have registered fewer Premier League goals.

21-year-old Edouard, meanwhile, has impressed for the Scottish champions this season, scoring eight goals in 11 league games, while also helping Celtic progress to the knockout rounds of the Europa League with a dramatic win over Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico. 


The Bhoys will be keen to hold on to their star striker, who joined from Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of around £9m in 2018 after a loan spell. 

Celtci will surely demand a much higher asking price than the sum the club originally paid, with Neil Lennon's side in a battle with rivals Rangers for the Scottish title and dreaming of Europa League glory. 

French Guiana-born Edouard has scored a remarkable 10 goals in five France Under-21 internationals, while he scored a hat-trick in the final of the Under-17 Euros back in 2015.