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Crystal Palace ready to beat Man United to signing of teenage star

Crystal Palace are said to be preparing another offer in their attempts to sign Manchester United target Matt Stevens from Barnet, according to reports from the Express.

The 17-year-old has also attracted interest from Manchester City and Swansea City earlier in the year after impressive with 57 goals for his side in a youth tournament.

Swansea were keen on his services during the summer and are believed to have tabled an offer around the region of £250,000, but were rejected by the League Two side.

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Palace are said to have also been denied a move for the midfielder after making a similar offer, but are now prepared to raise the amount in order to acquire his services.

Stevens was released by Reading back in 2014 and completed a switch to Barnet after impressing manager Martin Allen with 32 goals for the Under-16 squad at his former club.

Despite joining as a midfielder, Allen managed to get the best out of the player by reverting him into a forward, a move that resulted in him registering a huge number of goals.

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