It’s been a busy few days at Crystal Palace. After reports of an agreed fee of €38m to sign Michy Batshuayi and €3m to sign his Marseille teammate Steve Mandanda, came the expected claims that Batshuayi wasn’t too keen.
France’s RMC say Batshuayi has been given permission by Belgium to leave the Euro 2016 training camp and have a Chelsea medical, with a fee on that transfer put at around €40m. And the same outlet report Everton made an offer for Mandanda on Tuesday and will hold talks with the goalkeeper’s agent today.
Meanwhile, France Football report Crystal Palace have submitted a €3m offer for Jérôme Onguéné. The Sochaux defender is just 18 years of age and has been with the French Ligue 2 club since 2011.
Born in Cameroon, Onguéné has played for France at U16, U17, U18 and U19 level, so we’d assume he has French citizenship and therefore (ignoring any future Brexit implications) wouldn’t need a work permit.
Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace are clearing looking toward France this summer.