Crystal Palace have loan offer for Ibrahim Amadou rejected by Lille
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 28/01/18 11:28pm
Crystal Palace have had a loan offer with an option to buy for Ibrahim Amadou dismissed out of hand by Lille, according to Sky sources.
Sky Sports News understands the Ligue 1 side regard the bid - Palace's third for the player - as derisory and not worthy of consideration.
The Eagles sent a personal representative of club chairman Steve Parish to Lille to watch transfer target Amadou in action against Strasbourg.
Amadou, 24, put in a man-of-the-match performance in central midfield as Lille beat Strasbourg 2-1 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, with Crystal Palace submitting their loan bid offer shortly after.
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Crystal Palace had an improved bid in excess of £16m for Ibrahim Amadou turned down by Lille earlier this week.
The Eagles had a £16m bid for the Cameroon defender turned down earlier in January, according to Sky sources, and also held talks with Lille a year ago for the 24-year-old.
Sky Sports News understands Amadou is valued at about £20m but Lille's financial problems mean they would sell for less.
The Ligue 1 side need to raise €25m to avoid potential relegation to Ligue 2 for breaking French financial fair play rules.
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