Crystal Palace have upped their bid for Fenerbahçe midfielder Ozan Tufan after a failed effort to get him in the January transfer window.

That’s according to Ajansspor, who say the Eagles face competition from the Premier League for his signature.

Tufan has been enjoying a strong season in Turkey, with five goals and six assists in the Süper Lig, earning him plenty of praise.

Palace were keen on a move in January and tried to get a deal done, but Fenerbahçe resisted, preferring to keep their star man amid a tight title race in Turkey.

Embed from Getty Images

Ajansspor say they have now changed their stance, though, and are open to a sale once the European Championships are over this summer.

It’s explained that they feel Tufan can ‘increase his market’ with his performances in the tournament, and they are aiming for €20m in any deal.

Their desire to sell has been made clear to the midfielder and his agent and shouldn’t be a problem, with Tufan having recently expressed his desire to play in the Premier League.

Fortunately for him and his club, there is interest in him in England, too, with Crystal Palace not having given up after their failed efforts in January.

According to Ajansspor, they have been negotiating for Tufan ‘for a long time’ and have increased their offer for him from €13m to €15m.

Indeed, it’s stated that Crystal Palace are ‘exerting intensive efforts’ to get Tufan and talks with the manager and management of the player are planned in Turkey next.

The Eagles seem to have an advantage over Everton and Leicester City, among other suitors, with whom negotiations ‘continue to be tight’.