According to Italian media outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, Crystal Palace are refusing to give up on their pursuit of Atalanta right-back Timothy Castagne, and Eagles fans have been quick to have their say on the latest twist on Twitter.
The south London outfit have been linked with a move for the Belgium international – even before Aaron Wan-Bissaka left for Manchester United – although a separate report from Gazzetta dello Sport earlier in July suggested that the 23-year-old wanted to sign a deal to stay with the Champions League qualifiers rather than moving on.
However, Gazzetta dello Sport report that Palace haven’t taken no for an answer, and have even offered €21m (£18.8m) and want to get a deal done.
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Eagles supporters have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the rumour, and produced a pretty mixed reaction.
While one believes that it is a “negotiation ploy to get Atalanta to up his wages”, another refuses to believe they have offered £18m for him – no surprise given their only summer addition so far is goalkeeper Stephen Henderson on a free.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
18 million what, bags of crisps?
— Frank Talking (@AgnstModFball) July 21, 2019
Wants more money from his current club and then CPFC mentioned again…..a negotiation ploy to get Atalanta to up his wages…..never !
— GiantsFan (@GiantsFan69) July 21, 2019
So we are literally just trying to sign full backs this summer then !
— monty burns (@cmburns76) July 21, 2019
— Dan (@danofthesouth_) July 21, 2019
PLEASE PARISH WE NEED THIS LAD https://t.co/4vIdANsxzX
— RYΔN ? (@Ryan_cpfc) July 21, 2019
— Sakhodinho (@testiclecontrol) July 21, 2019