Report: Crystal Palace hold talks over signing Adrian Ramos, £16m asking price

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Crystal Palace are reportedly pushing to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Adrian Ramos.

According to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, Crystal Palace have entered talks with Borussia Dortmund over a deal to sign striker Adrian Ramos.

The Eagles have strengthened already this summer, bringing in goalkeeper Alex McCarthy from QPR, Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford on loan and, their star attraction, midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Paris Saint-Germain.

Alan Pardew's men are showing their ambition, and their latest move could show just how high they think they can go in the upcoming Premier League season.

Despite landing Bamford,the Eagles are still pushing for another striker - and Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Palace have opened talks with Borussia Dortmund over a deal for Adrian Ramos.

The Colombian international, 29, joined Dortmund last summer having smashed 65 goals in 176 games for Hertha Berlin - but he couldn't replicate that with Dortmund, scoring just six goals in 29 appearances last season.

Now, Dortmund could look to move Ramos out of the club already, and Palace are eager to take him to the Premier League, and have opened talks with the German giants over a deal.

However, the report states that Dortmund want £16m for the striker, a price that Palace would like to reduce - and will continue to speak over a smaller price.

What would Ramos offer Palace?

With Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha on the flanks, Palace need a centre forward to convert chances in the middle - and Ramos could be their man.

Ramos possesses a superb leap and great aerial ability for a player standing at 6ft 1in, whilst he also has enough pace to trouble defences with runs in behind.

The 29-year-old has the attributes to be a complete forward, and whilst he struggled at Dortmund last season, teaming up with Bolasie and Zaha could give Palace a frightening front three under Pardew.

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