Crystal Palace continue to be pointed out as competitors for the signing of the Chilean right-back Paulo Diaz.

Earlier this week, we covered claims from the Argentine press saying the Premier League side would fight River Plate for the arrival of the 24-year-old.

With the player not willing to stay at Al Hilal, it now just seems like a matter of who’s making the best bid to land him this summer.

As Chilean outlet CDF covers the rumour today, they take a quote from River Plate’s vice-president Jorge Brito confirming that they’re in a hurry to get the signing.

“We are making every effort to close Paulo Díaz,” he told Radio Continental (via CDF).

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Then the outlet writes that the Buenos Aires side are working fast to avoid a ‘last minute surprise’, since they know about Crystal Palace’s interest in the player.

Meanwhile, Goal claims that River have made an offer of only US$3.8m to land Diaz, and Al Hilal are currently evaluating it. If that’s true, then Palace should have the conditions to offer much more.