Crystal Palace reportedly prepare deal for Fulham's Jean-Michael Seri but face overseas competition

Jean Michael Seri of Fulham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Burnley FC at Craven Cottage on August 26, 2018 in London,...

Crystal Palace have been linked with Fulham’s Jean-Michael Seri.

Jean Michael Seri of Fulham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Burnley FC at Craven Cottage on August 26, 2018 in London,...

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.

Nice's Ivorian midfielder Jean Michael Seri celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 Football match between OGC Nice and AS Nancy Lorraine at the Allianz Riviera Stadium, in...

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.

Manager Roy Hodgson of Crystal Palace celebrates after Wilfred Zaha of Crystal Palace scores to make it 0-2 during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at...

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