Report: Crystal Palace to rival West Ham United for Bacary Sagna's signature

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce before the match

The Manchester City defender is out of contract at the end of this season and the Mirror reports he'll have a choice between Crystal Palace and West Ham United.

Manchester City's Bacary Sagna in action with West Ham United's Michail AntonioManchester City's Bacary Sagna (right) in action against West Ham United's Michail Antonio

Bacary Sagna could have a choice between Crystal Palace and West Ham United this summer, the Mirror reports (20 April, page 57).

Sagna, whose Manchester City contract expires at the end of this season, has long been linked with a move to West Ham, with a one-year contract said to be on the table.

But it is claimed that Palace boss Sam Allardyce is looking to thwart his old club's bid, as he looks to strengthen his own defensive line.

Sagna previously spent seven years in the capital with Arsenal and looks a good bet to return with City unlikely to renew the Frenchman's contract.

Sagna's right-back rival Pablo Zabaleta is also out of contract at the Etihad Stadium, and he too is said to feature on West Ham's radar.

Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta celebrates at full timeManchester City's Pablo Zabaleta celebrates

Palace were unsuccessful in their attempt to land Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson, a former Hammers loanee, in January, leaving a void for Sagna to fill.

The Eagles were in the Premier League's bottom three at the time, but can go above 13th-placed West Ham if they win their game in hand.

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