Report: Crystal Palace 'closing in' on deal to sign Lee Chung-yong

Crystal Palace are reportedly moving closer to a deal for Bolton Wanderers playmaker Lee Chung-yong.

According to reports from The Guardian, Crystal Palace are closing in on a deal to bring Bolton playmaker Lee Chung-yong to Selhurst Park.

The South Korean international, 26, is out of contract at the end of the season, and Bolton seem ready to sell him now rather than lose him for nothing in a few months.

With three goals and three assists to his name this season, Lee has been one of Bolton's star players, and Eagles boss Alan Pardew must be suitably impressed to bring him in.

The Guardian suggest that a £1.5m deal could be in the offing, with talks between the two clubs continuing throughout the day.

Pardew does already have the likes of Jason Puncheon, Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie at his disposal, and whilst Lee can play out wide, he's probably better utilised in the centre of the park where he can create chances for players ahead of him.

Palace should be busy in the coming days as the transfer window draws to a close, with Pardew keen to add to his squad as he looks to keep the club in the Premier League.

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has already joined to add some options in attack, and now Lee would add a creative spark to the team in midfield - if they can close a deal with Bolton, which appears to be drawing closer if reports are to be believed.

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