Crystal Palace paid a reported £12 million for the winger, who is said to be wanted by Leicester City.
Leicester manager Claude Puel has lodged enquiries Townsend, according to the Daily Mail (June 5th, liveblog entry 15:36).
However, the Palace man is one of two players allegedly being pursued in his position, along with Manchester City's Patrick Roberts.
And the report fails to state whether Townsend is being sought in addition to, or instead of, the Roberts, who has been mentioned as part of a potential swap deal involving Leicester's Riyad Mahrez.
Townsend has scored or made 21 goals in 79 games for Crystal Palace, for whom he signed from Newcastle United two summers ago.
And surely the Eagles faithful would rather keep him at Selhurst Park? This is what they are saying...
Demari Gray + 10 Million and I would be interested— Riley James (@rileyjames159) 5 June 2018
I think he’s a really good player and underrated but I can’t believe we didn’t just take the £27m when they offered it. Could’ve got nearly £60m from Townsend and Bolasie. If they offer near that this time we surely have to accept. £25m odd could be spent on a younger prospect— JOE FARRELL (@joeffarrell) 5 June 2018
Well we ain't selling!— Paul Wake (@paulmilnershair) 5 June 2018
@Towno10 Tell Andros to stick around! We rather like him here! ❤️— Ryan Cunningham (@Ryceezy) 6 June 2018
Cannot sell him no way— georgieCPFC (@Georgie185) 5 June 2018
Every transfer window.....— Adam Brock (@Only42night) 5 June 2018
I’d get rid of him. To hit and miss. Always cuts and shoots there is better out of here— jack (@cpfcjack) 6 June 2018
He puts in so much effort, but he’s simply not good enough.— Brandon Wallis (@HundulaWallis) 6 June 2018
The 26-year-old, who has 13 caps for England, is under contract for another three years at Crystal Palace.
Should Palace consider selling Townsend?