Crystal Palace completed the signing of Polish international Jaroslav Jach from Zaglebie Lubin this week to reinforce a defence rocked by injuries to both Scott Dann and Mamadou Sakho.
But it seems that manager Roy Hodgson is keen to spend again after paying £2 million for Jach, as reported by the Sun.
Crystal Palace have admired Amadou for some time now and even held talks with the centre-back over a potential move to Selhurst Park a year ago.
The Mail reported in January 2017 that former Eagles manager Sam Allardyce was hoping to sign the 24-year-old for about £10 million, but Palace will have to pay far more 12 months on.
Sky Sports claim that Hodgson’s side have now had a bid of £16 million rejected by Ligue 1 strugglers Lille, despite the fact they need to sell in order to comply with Financial Fair Play rules.
With the powerful Amadou set to take a considerable chunk out of Palace’s transfer budget, owner Steve Parish might be wishing now that they had managed to seal a deal one year ago.
You cannot put a price on Premier League survival, however.
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