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Crystal Palace stumbling with deal for Cheikhou Kouyate

Crystal Palace stumbling with deal for Cheikhou Kouyate

Crystal Palace will be looking to improve on last year’s Premier League campaign and will want to make a number of additions to key areas of the pitch.

The Eagles have only managed to add Vicente Guaita to the side so far this summer as Roy Hodgson looks to bring in quality to his team.

One area of concern for the former England manager will be in the middle of the field, with the position starting to look a little bare following the departures of Yohan Cabaye and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

He currently has Luka Milivojevic and James McArthur that can play the role, however, Hodgson is thought to be keen on bringing in another couple of players to help bolster the ranks that have Premier League experience, although one move appears to have stalled.

According to a report in The Guardian, Crystal Palace’s attempts to bring Cheikhou Kouyate to Selhurst Park from West Ham United are proving to be difficult because of the player’s wage demands.

It is understood the 28-year-old is surplus to requirements at the London Stadium, however, the Senegal international looks to be holding out for more than what the Eagles are prepared to offer.

The Verdict:

A move to Crystal Palace would be good for both the club and the player this summer, although it does not appear like it will happen at this moment.

Kouyate, who has been attracting interest from Porto, would offer the Eagles some much-needed experience in the middle of the field and would look to be a starter in the midfield, something that is no longer guaranteed at West Ham.

However, with the stalling on wage demands, the Selhurst Park outfit may decide to look elsewhere as the transfer window rapidly draws to a close and a move may fail to materialise.

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