X

Friday 18
January

Le Championnat

Lille ace linked to Palace

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Neil Foster

Crystal Palace are holding talks with Ligue 1 outfit Lille about signing versatile defender Ibrahim Amadou, according to reports.

The 24-year-old moved to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in 2015 after two seasons with Nancy and has shone with Lille, making 174 French top-flight appearances to date.

The former France Under-19 ace is a manager's dream as he is able to operate in defence or midfield and his all-round ability has seen a few Premier League clubs take note.

Arsenal have shown an interest over the past 12 months but it is Palace who appear to hold all the aces and, with Scott Dann out for the season due to knee ligament damage, boss Roy Hodgson is looking for winter reinforcements.

Lille have priced their player at £16m but it may well be that a loan deal suits all parties, with the option of an outright purchase in the summer.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

More Le Championnat

Recent Sport Headlines

AC Milan

Milan star coy on future

18th January 2019, 09:04

Veteran striker Gonzalo Higuain has declined to comment on recent reports of a move to Chelsea on his return to Italy.

Tennis

Wozniacki suffers Sharapova setback

18th January 2019, 08:57

Maria Sharapova has revealed her delight after securing a 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory over current Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki.

Rugby Union

England boss talks up squad strength

18th January 2019, 08:04

Head coach Eddie Jones feels his current England squad is the strongest he has had ahead of the 2019 Six Nations.

Liverpool

Reds start on the cards for Milner

18th January 2019, 07:57

Liverpool utility man James Milner could once again be used to plug the gaps in defence for Saturday's arrival of Crystal Palace.

Chelsea

Striker to miss Arsenal test ahead of exit

18th January 2019, 07:45

Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata is a doubt with a hamstring injury ahead of Saturday's trip to Arsenal in the Premier League.

Arsenal

Emery giving nothing away on Ozil return

18th January 2019, 07:43

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been coy on whether or not playmaker Mesut Ozil will start against rivals Chelsea on Saturday.

Manchester City

Terriers test too early for Mendy

18th January 2019, 07:41

Man City boss Pep Guardiola will have to do without Benjamin Mendy for the trip to Huddersfield but the defender is close to a return.

Manchester United

Solskjaer has selection dilemma

18th January 2019, 07:40

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been handed a boost ahead of Saturday's encounter with Brighton as Eric Bailly is expected to return.