Report: Frank de Boer wants reunion with Timothy Fosu-Mensah at Crystal Palace, putting deal for Calum Chambers on hold

Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer reacts during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between West Brom and Crystal Palace at Hong Kong Stadium on July 22, 2017 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

The Crystal Palace manager is hoping to beat Watford to sign the Manchester United player on loan.

Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer is hoping to beat Watford to the loan signing of Manchester United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah, putting a deal for Arsenal's Calum Chambers on hold, The Irish Sun reports.

It is claimed that Palace have agreed a fee of around £20 million, including add-ons, for Chambers, but De Boer is not ready to finalise the deal until he finds out if United will loan him Fosu-Mensah.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah of Manchester United in action against Ivan Nasberg of Valerenga today at Ullevaal Stadion on July 30, 2017 in Oslo, Norway.Timothy Fosu-Mensah of Manchester United (left)

Watford have also been linked with a move for Fosu-Mensah, but De Boer's relationship with the former Ajax defender he worked with during his time in charge at the Amsterdam ArenA could work in Crystal Palace's favour.

According to The Irish Sun, the Eagles boss hopes that will appeal to his Old Trafford counterpart Jose Mourinho, who is keen for the 19-year-old to gain further Premier League experience.

De Boer is said to want a right-sided defender to team up with Scott Dann and Jairo Riedewald - another former Ajax player - in his 3-4-3 system.

And should 47-year-old see of Watford to sign the Manchester United talent, it is claimed he will drop his interest in Chambers and spend the £20 million elsewhere.

Can Crystal Palace beat Watford to the Manchester United man's signature?


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