Report states Crystal Palace leading race for Dame N’Doye, willing to match wage demands

N’Doye has been linked with Crystal Palace, West Brom, Newcastle United and Aston Villa.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace are leading the race to sign Dame N’Doye from Hull City, despite interest from three of their Premier League rivals.

The Birmingham Mail has reported that West Brom want to sign the Senegalese striker, whist Aston Villa have been linked by the Mirror, and the Chronicle has suggested Newcastle United are keen on him.

However, Palace are leading the race for him, as they are more willing to match the financial demands of the 30-year-old. The Mail report claims that N’Doye wants at least £50,000-per-week wages, and it is believed Palace are able to shell out that fee ahead of any of their rivals.

N'Doye only moved to Hull in January, and netted an impressive five goals in 13 starts for Steve Bruce’s men, but following their relegation to the Championship he is set to be sold.

Hull are willing to sanction a sale, but it has been reported by the Hull Daily Mail that they want to make a profit on his departure. The forward was signed from Lokomotiv Moscow for £2.2 million, and the Tigers are looking to receive at least £4 million for him, having seen N’Doye prove his credentials in the top flight.

Palace are also willing to pay that transfer fee, and whilst all other interest looks to be merely interest, the Eagles are set to make a formal move to sign up one of their main transfer targets.

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