Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has told Football FanCast he believes Patrick Vieira will turn his attention to signing Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard today.
The Frenchman has been desperately trying to add a striker to his squad all summer, with little success.
Tammy Abraham was on the Eagles’ radar, but he ended up signing for Roma, with the £34m fee likely to have been too much for the south Londoners.
However, with time running out, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano said on Monday evening that a deal to bring Edouard to Selhurst Park was very much on the cards before the 11pm deadline.
There’s been a question mark over Edouard’s future for some time, but the 23-year-old has scored an impressive 88 goals across his four years with the Hoops – winning eight major trophies in the process.
Three of those have come this season, but Edouard has been in and out the team with his Hoops career in serious doubt, and Bridge is confident Palace will get him over the line.
He told FFC:
“He’s available at the right price. I don’t think he would cost a fortune. I was told today that PSG have a 40 percent sell on clause, so it could turn out Celtic don’t get a lot of money for him.
“I wonder if there might be a fee issue tomorrow. Let’s wait and see, but I think Palace will end up with a striker and I think Edouard will be the one Vieira will look to get.”