Kyle Walker-Peters: Crystal Palace and Tottenham in talks over defender
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Last Updated: 10/01/20 2:36pm
Roy Hodgson has confirmed Crystal Palace are trying to sign Kyle Walker-Peters and are in talks with Tottenham over a loan move for the full-back.
And speaking during his news conference ahead of Saturday's London derby against Arsenal, Hodgson confirmed the Eagles are eager to land England U21 international Walker-Peters.
"I know that the discussions are taking place, and [sporting director] Dougie Freedman is working very hard on that aspect," Hodgson said.
"I'm optimistic and hopeful that we can get Kyle here. First hand, it was being discussed as a loan."
Hodgson's comments about Walker-Peters were put to Spurs boss Jose Mourinho as he looked ahead to the visit of Liverpool, live on Sky Sports on Saturday.
"If Mr Roy said that then I am not going to deny, but I don't know," Mourinho said.
"Of course, I believe him. If he says that, it is because Crystal Palace is trying to do it and is working on it and I will wait for news coming from my boss.
"So I will wait but it is good to know that Mr Roy is open about it and not trying to hide it. If they have that objective of course I will be informed by my people."
Walker-Peters put in a man-of-the-match display on his Tottenham debut against Newcastle during the 2017-18 season.
But the youngster has not played a league game for Spurs since August, with his only two appearances since then coming in the Carabao Cup and Champions League.
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