Fenerbahce have informed Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion that Ozan Tufan will not be sold for a penny less than £13.5 million, as reported by Hurriyet.
The 53-capped Turkey international has never set foot inside Selhurst Park. But that is not to say he does not have unfinished business with Roy Hodgson’s side.
As Tufan himself told Goal last year, he was on the verge of joining Crystal Palace in January 2018 before a sudden change of heart saw the Premier League outfit turn their attention to a striker – Alexander Sorloth – instead.
But, three years on, it seems Palace are looking to rekindle things with an old flame.
Turkish publication Sabah reported earlier this month that the Londoners had made a bid worth around £9 million for Tufan.
Fenerbahce will not consider selling the 25-year-old for anything less than £13.5 million, however.
AC Milan, CSKA Moscow and West Brom are also understood to be interested in a barnstorming midfield enforcer once compared to Yaya Toure.
Tufan has produced four goals and five assists from the centre of the park this season. West Brom, the Premier League’s third-lowest goal-scorers, could certainly use a midfielder with the ability to score and create from deep.