Report: Crystal Palace plot move for West Ham winger Michail Antonio, feel they can get him after failed 2018 attempt

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The West Ham United winger was reportedly the subject of Crystal Palace interest a year ago.

West Ham United's Michail Antonio

Crystal Palace are 'plotting a move' for the West Ham United winger, Michail Antonio, according to the Daily Mirror.

The newspaper reports (on page 69 of its Sunday, 28 July edition) that Palace tried to sign Antonio a year ago, but claims 'there is now a feeling' that the Eagles can convince West Ham to sell.

 

The Hammers have strengthened their attack through the signings of Pablo Fornals and Sebastien Haller, whose arrivals, it is suggested, could see Antonio's opportunities limited this forthcoming campaign.

And Crystal Palace's need for the 29-year-old could increase if Wilfried Zaha is prised away from Selhurst Park, amid reports of interest from Arsenal and Everton, among others.

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring a goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on April 21, 2019 in London,...

The Daily Telegraph reported this time last year that Palace were weighing up a £15 million offer for Antonio.

But how much the Eagles would be willing to pay now, not to mention how much West Ham would be willing to accept, remains to be seen.

The former non-league player still has two years left on what is, according to the Guardian, a £70,000-a-week contract at the London Stadium.

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