A striker is likely to be the only incoming on Deadline Day unless Crystal Palace are presented with an excellent opportunity elsewhere; the Eagles have had an interest in Celtic's Edouard for some time; the fee is believed to be around £14m, while it could rise to £18.5m
Tuesday 31 August 2021 22:03, UK
Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is set to join Crystal Palace in a £14m Deadline Day move.
The fee for Edouard - who has agreed a five-year deal worth £70,000 per week plus bonuses with Palace - could rise to £18.5m.
The 23-year-old's former club Paris Saint-Germain are due a significant sell-on clause in the deal.
Sky Sports News reported on Monday that Palace had turned their attention to Edouard after refusing to match Arsenal's valuation for Eddie Nketiah.
Palace and Arsenal were far apart in their valuation for the 22-year-old, with the Eagles eager to sign a striker before Tuesday's 11pm deadline.
Edouard, who has started the season with two goals in four Scottish Premiership games for Celtic, is now Palace's preferred choice.
The 23-year-old came through the ranks at PSG's academy, and moved to Celtic permanently in 2018 after a loan spell at the club.
His arrival at Palace would cap a busy transfer window, with Marc Guehi, Joachim Andersen, Conor Gallagher, Michael Olise and Will Hughes all new additions to Patrick Vieira's squad.
Time is running out for clubs to do business - the summer transfer window closes at 11pm in England and midnight in Scotland on Tuesday August 31 and you can follow all the Deadline Day drama with Sky Sports.
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