Report: Sunderland and Crystal Palace both want Benjamin Moukandjo, could cost £8m

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Sunderland and Crystal Palace are reportedly keen on Lorient forward Benjamin Moukandjo.

According to the Daily Mail, Sunderland and Crystal Palace are both looking to sign £8m-valued Lorient forward Benjamin Moukandjo this summer.

The Black Cats have done their survival chances the world of good with Saturday's 3-0 win over Norwich City, whilst Palace appear to be safe after their 1-1 draw with Arsenal earlier today.

Whether in the Premier League or not, both teams will be searching of attacking reinforcements this summer, and they could both target Cameroon international Benjamin Moukandjo.

The former Monaco, Nancy and Reims star is currently playing for Lorient in France, where he has hit 12 goals in an impressive season so far.

27-year-old Moukandjo has also notched 28 caps for Cameroon, hitting three goals in those games, meaning he has experience at the highest level - something which would serve him well in the Premier League.

Now, the Daily Mail report that both Sunderland and Palace are keen to land Moukandjo at the end of the season, having scouted the pacey forward in action against Toulouse on Saturday evening.

It's believed that Moukandjo - who can play out wide or up front - could cost around £8m this summer, with Sunderland possibly doing even more shopping in France having landed Lamine Kone and Wahbi Khazri from Lorient and Bordeaux in January - but much could depend on what division they are in, whilst Palace should have the new Premier League TV money to spend this summer, with a new striker a must.

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