Crystal Palace face a fight to sign Ozan Tufan from Fenerbahce, with AC Milan also scouting the midfielder.
That’s according to Hurriyet, who also say that the Turkish side are reluctant to let Tufan go in the January transfer window.
Tufan has been linked with a move to Crystal Palace this week, with reports in Turkey stating that they’ve made a €10m bid to sign the 25-year-old.
That bid was reportedly rejected, with the Super Lig side said to be wanting at least €15m if they are to sanction a deal.
Whether Crystal Palace would go that high hasn’t been mentioned but reports yesterday indicated that the belief was that they would up their bid at some point.
They may want to do that sooner rather than later, though, with Hurriyet reporting that AC Milan are keeping a close eye on proceedings.
According to their information, the Serie A leaders sent scouts to watch Tufan in Fener’s 2-1 win over Alanyaspor last night.
The newspaper states that Tufan ‘had a successful performance’ but there’s no hint of whether Milan are ready to make their interest more concrete.
Even if they do, Fenerbahce ‘do not lean towards’ a sale this month and would prefer for any ‘important transfer’ to take place at the end of the season.
That is more than likely just a stance they are taking to ensure they get a reasonable price for their star man but either way, it seems Crystal Palace will have to put up a fight if they are to get him to Selhurst Park.