Crystal Palace reportedly bid £2.5m for Ozan Tufan

Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on January 20, 2018 in London, England.

Crystal Palace are reportedly battling to sign Ozan Tufan from Turkish Super Lig outfit Fenerbahce.

Turkey's Ozan Tufan celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup 2018 football qualification match between Turkey and Ukraine on October 6, 2016 at Konya arena stadium in Konya.

There is a good chance that Turkish international Ozan Tufan will be playing in London next season.

Turkish Football reported recently that newly promoted Fulham are interested in the 31-capped midfielder while capital city rivals Crystal Palace are also firm admirers.

23-year-old Tufan, who has been playing for Fenerbahce since he moved from Bursaspor in 2015, is one of the most talented homegrown players in the Super Lig right now, and he even scored three goals in nine games in 2017/18 before his campaign was ruined by a fall out with the now departed manager Aykut Kocaman.

Kosovo's Valon Berisha (L) is tackled by Turkey's Ozan Tufan (R) during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Kosovo and Turkey at Loro Borici stadium in Shkoder on...

But with a battle developing between Fulham and Crystal Palace, it seems that the latter has made the first move.

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According to Turkish publication Fanatik, Palace have offered £2.5 million to sign Tufan.

It remains to be seen, however, whether Tufan has a future in Istanbul. Kocaman has been replaced in the dugout by PSV’s Eredivisie-winning manager Phillip Cocu and Fanatik claim he has been impressed by Tufan’s new fitness regime.

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And it has been reported that the midfielder would like to stay with Fenerbahce.

Whether this is possible due to the black and yellows' need to raise funds to avoid Financial Fair Play sanctions remains to be seen.

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