Report: Palace plan to offer Yannick Bolasie new contract to fend off interest

Everton and Newcastle United are among the teams said to be interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie.

Crystal Palace intend to offer Yannick Bolasie a new deal in an effort to fend off reported interest from Newcastle United and Everton, according to the Daily Mail.

The Mirror have suggested that Newcastle and Everton would both be prepared to pay around £15 million for Bolasie, but Palace are determined to retain the services of their talented winger.

Alan Pardew feels that Bolasie is a player that he can build his team around for the years ahead, and they are prepared to give the Democratic Republic of Congo international a bumper pay rise as part of their bid to convince him to stay at Selhurst Park.

Palace are currently at the start of an exciting new era with Pardew at the helm and are reluctant to part with any of their key players.

  GoalsGoal AssistTotal CrossTotal ContestTotal PassFinal Third EntriesTouches GAMEAppearancesMins Played
Yannick Bolasie 4 6 162 187 595 62 44.67 30 2,431

If they could get Bolasie to commit his future to the club, it would be a statement of their intent and positivity around the club would only increase further.

Doing so could be difficult, though, and it will be entirely dependent on whether Bolasie's head has been turned by recent interest in his services and mounting transfer talk.

The 25-year-old is generally a grounded individual, but keeping his focus with so much speculation about him in the press is sure to be a challenge.

Pardew has recently, per the Mail, slapped a £40 million price tag on Bolasie, so even if he doesn't sign a new deal, he will be an expensive addition for any of those suitors looking to prise him away from the Eagles.

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