According to Gazzetta dello Sport, reported Crystal Palace target Timothy Castagne will turn down a move to Selhurst Park in order to sign a new contract with Atalanta, and Eagles fans on Twitter have been quick to show their displeasure at the update.
The Mirror’s live transfer blog (June 26, 1:58pm) reported that the south London outfit had the Belgium international on their radar as a potential replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka following his exit to Manchester United.
SportItalia, via Football Italia, even reported as recently as Friday that they were in advanced talks to sign the 23-year-old in a €20m (£18m) deal.
However, the latest report from Italy suggests that the right-back will actually stay with the team that qualified for next season’s Champions League having finished third in Serie A instead, which may come as a blow to Palace.
Eagles supporters have been quick to have their say on the situation via social media, and some don’t seem that surprised at the update.
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While one said it was “typical”, another said they “just knew that was coming”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Can’t really blame him
— Laurence Hill ? (@LaurenceH_CPFC) July 9, 2019
— Joe (@CPFC_JSC) July 9, 2019
— Joe Knight (@CPFCknighty) July 9, 2019
— Frozzy (@TheGamertek1) July 9, 2019
— eagle2306 (@hheatheagle) July 9, 2019
Imagine my shock
— Luke (@Lukeleask) July 9, 2019
PARISH BOTTLES IT AGAINNNNNN
— Will (@BentekeMmmYeah) July 9, 2019
Typical just typical
— Andy Hoad (@AndyTheTwat1992) July 9, 2019
Just knew that was coming didn’t we
— baz (@Marbar24604616) July 9, 2019
Why is this not a surprise ??♂️
— ? Nick (@_Palace_Nick_) July 9, 2019