According to a fresh report from Daily Mail, PSV Eindhoven will have to spend £9m to sign reported target Patrick van Aanholt.
It seems that PSV are serious about signing the 29-year-old defender but they have now seen a bid knocked back by the Premier League side.
Sky Sports reported their offer to be worth around €5m (£4.2m), but that has reportedly been rejected by Palace, who want more than double for the left-back despite his contract having just 18 months left to run.
The Netherlands international joined the Eagles back in 2017 from Sunderland and Sky Sports say it was a deal in the region of £14m – it seems Palace are eager to recuperate the majority of that sum if they cash in now.
If PSV want a decent full-back who could be snapped up at an affordable price, van Aanholt does seem to fit the bill. He’s made nearly 200 Premier League appearances, producing 20 goals and twelve assists, and has represented his country nine times as well.
The Eagles may very well have rejected the initial sum that was offered but this doesn’t mean the talks will suddenly end – PSV still have five days to agree terms with Palace who, ultimately, would let the player leave for the right money.
Van Aanholt spent a portion of his career in Holland back when he was playing at youth level at PSV so he knows the club and the environment quite well already, suggesting a potentially seamless transition to life back at Phillips Stadion.
The defender has made 17 appearances in the Premier League so far this season, scoring two goals in the process, but is currently out with a knock.