Crystal Palace have upped their bid for KRC Genk defender Daniel Muñoz to €8m plus €2m in bonuses.

That’s according to journalist Pipe Sierra, who reports that the Eagles have gotten closer to Genk’s demands and the player continues to push for the move, wanting that offer to be accepted.

Reports throughout this month have put Crystal Palace in the race for Muñoz as they look to bolster their defence before the end of the window.

It’s been made clear throughout the month that they have not matched the Belgian side’s demands for the player, but talks are ongoing and have accelerated this week.

A report earlier today stated the two sides were still in negotiations over the defender, who has refused to train because he wants to move to the Premier League.

That report stated Genk want €10m for their man but Crystal Palace had only reached €6m, so they needed to put more money on the table to make a deal happen.

Sierra now reports that has happened, explaining Muñoz has missed training for a second straight day and is requesting that Crystal Palace’s proposal be accepted. According to him, the Eagles have offered €8m plus €2m in bonuses.

On that basis they have taken a step closer to matching Genk’s demands and he reports they are in ‘direct contact’ with Crystal Palace on the matter.

The Colombian defender ‘maintains hope’ that a deal can be done before the transfer window closes and the Eagles appear to be edging towards paying the price Genk want.