In need of funds this January, Lille are definitely going to sell a couple of players if they want to improve their squad.

The question remains: who?

The most obvious choice would be their midfielder Thiago Mendes, yet there’s also the possibility Adama Soumaoro, their captain and centre-back, could be one of the sacrificial lambs, with Crystal Palace reportedly interested.

This is what Le10 Sport are reporting in their monthly magazine, claiming the Eagles are among a list of clubs keen on the 26-year-old, who has been given the green light for a January move if someone comes knocking with an interesting offer.

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As things stand, that doesn’t appear to have happened yet, but selling the centre-back to a Premier League for a potentially inflated price could help them bring two players in, for example.

Back from injury after a month or so on the sidelines, the defender featured for 80 minutes against Sochaux on Monday evening in Lille’s Coupe de France clash against Sochaux.