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Spurs told to pay over £25m for transfer target

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has claimed that any interested party will have to pay in excess of £25m if they’re planning on luring Yannick Bolasie away from Selhurst Park this summer.

The DR Congo international shone at the back end of last season, with his pace and power on show as the Eagles eased to a midtable finish.

His impressive performances are understood to have alerted Spurs chief Mauricio Pochettino, who reportedly sees Bolasie as a potential addition ahead of the looming transfer deadline.

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These suggestions have been met by claims that the winger himself is open to the idea of moving across London, however, Pardew believes his star is going nowhere and has revealed that only offers of over £25m will be enough for his signature:

“I am pretty confident of keeping him,” he told Standard Sport. “He is a player that isn’t quite polished — you only need to see him to see that. But I cannot see anyone paying an excess of £25million because that’s what they are going to need to get him out. So, if they want to we will talk.”

Should Spurs pay such a sum it would put Bolasie among their most expensive ever players, with Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela having both cost over £26m in 2013.

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