Crystal Palace reportedly join Badou Ndiaye race

Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace speaks to the media during a Press Conference at the Crystal Palace Training Ground on September 15, 2017 in Beckenham, England.

Crystal Palace are reportedly hoping to sign Badou Ndiaye from Stoke City.

Badou Ndiaye of Stoke City and during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Burnley at Bet365 Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers appear to have sparked their Premier League rivals into life by making the first move for Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye.

Fanatik reported earlier this month that Wolves had offered £22 million for the Senegal international, who is expected to bid farewell to the Potters after just five months following their relegation from the Premier League.

Everton and Newcastle United have been linked since and now there is a new name in the frame. Or, if you wish, an old name.

The Mail reported as far back as November 2016 that Crystal Palace had been sending scouts to watch Ndiaye when he was emerging as the rising star of Turkish football for Osmanlispor.

Badou Ndiaye (R) of Osmanlispor celebrates scoring during the UEFA Europa League group L football match between FC Steaua Bucharest and Osmanlispor in Bucharest, Romania on November 24,...

Palace were linked again before the 27-year-old joined Stoke in January for £14 million. And Aksam is now reporting that the Eagles are once again keen to sign Ndiaye this summer.

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It is understood that Ndiaye is unlikely to return to Galatasaray, the club he joined last summer and left just a few months later. So it seems that a move to the Premier League is on the cards.

Badou Ndiaye of Stoke City celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Burnley at Bet365 Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Stoke on Trent,...

It remains to be seen, however, whether Crystal Palace are willing to pay more than the £22 million reportedly put on the table by Wolves.

If it comes down to a straight fight, the current Championship winners probably have the cash reserves to win.

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