Crystal Palace’s main objective this season is to avoid a relegation battle in the Premier League.
In order to do that, Roy Hodgson needs to recruit some new faces to keep things ticking along.
The club have lost a handful of midfielders this summer, including Yohan Cabaye, Bakary Sako, Lee Chung-yong and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Understandably, the Eagles are searching for candidates to fill the vacancies in the middle of the park.
According to Sky Sports News, the club have opened talks with West Ham United regarding the potential signing of Cheikhou Kouyate.
The East London outfit reportedly want around £10m for the 28-year-old, who is valued by Transfermarkt at a similar fee of £10.8m.
Kouyate has spent the last four years at West Ham, and is experienced in the Premier League having made 129 appearances in total.
On Reddit and Twitter, some Palace fans posted their thoughts on the rumour, and it seems that the majority are positive about a move.
This may go against the grain, but I don’t follow the crowd & I genuinely couldn’t care less Cheikhou Kouyate is the perfect midfielder for Palace tall, athletic, versatile, strong leader and Senegal’s captain, 12 goals for West Ham from often a DM position. Sign him up #cpfc
— cpfcthroughandthrough (@hairymalamute) July 25, 2018
— Harvey Jones (@redandbluesite) July 25, 2018