Things have been looking good for Crystal Palace and their chances of signing Leander Dendoncker from Anderlecht in the summer window.
An approach, and offer, failed in the January market and things for Palace went somewhat quiet, with West Ham being the club mainly covered in the post-mortem of a failed move.
Anderlecht have made a public commitment to sell the midfielder-turned-defender this summer as long as they receive a good offer.
There had been claims €15m would be enough, due to a rumoured agreement between the player and his current club, but good form in recent weeks may have seen Anderlecht’s eyes light up.
In April it was reported in Belgium that Crystal Palace are considering a new offer for the player, and talk of an agreement with Atletico Madrid had gone quiet. Now there’s a claim from Italy bringing Fiorentina into the picture.
Calciomercato report the Viola see Dendoncker as a ‘dream’ transfer and will try to get him to Florence this summer. That’s a battle for Crystal Palace to win, and if it’s a battle based on finances then they should win.