Last month, we relayed news from Turkey that Crystal Palace are one of the clubs to have taken an interest in Fenerbahçe’s Ozan Tufan.
Earlier today, Fotomaç reported Leeds United have emerged as a ‘surprise’ candidate to take the 26-year-old and the Whites ‘aim to sign’ him before the start of the Euro 2020.
Leeds’ chances of signing the midfielder look slim since the Eagles will ‘take the first step’ in the transfer chase.
According to Fanatik, Roy Hodgson’s side are ‘determined to complete’ the signing of the player after having failed to get him in the past.
In January 2018, the London club had an agreement in place for the Turkey international and travel arrangements were even made.
Bakary Sako then suffered a serious injury and this forced Palace to sign Alexander Sørloth instead. They are ‘determined not to miss’ an opportunity to sign Tufan this time.
Tufan has a €20m release clause and the Premier League side’s idea is not to bargain with Fenerbahçe for his signing.
Crystal Palace intend to trigger his clause immediately, in case an agreement can be reached with the player. The Süper Lig side are clear they will not accept anything less than €20m.