According to a report by Football.London, Crystal Palace are preparing a deal to sign Fulham’s Jean-Michael Seri although it is suggested the player prefers a move back to Ligue 1.
It is claimed in the report that Palace want to sign the midfielder on loan with an option to a permanent deal, but they are not alone in pursuing him as Monaco and Galatasaray are also cited with a strong interest.
Seri arrived at Craven Cottage for a reported £20 million fee last summer. Many felt the Whites pulled off quite a coup at the time, with Seri regarded as a really top prospect interesting bigger clubs.
The 27-year-old, however, struggled to make much of an impression as he featured in 32 Premier League matches with Fulham suffering relegation back to the Championship.
Palace will be looking to bolster their squad this summer after another mid-table finish under Roy Hodgson.
Midfield has been an area for concern at Selhurst Park, and they may feel an initial short-term deal for Seri could be in their interest as they evaluate their options this summer.
The Ivory Coast international is still regarded as a top player, and perhaps surrounded by a more settled side such as Palace the former Nice man could flourish given another chance at Premier League football.
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