Crystal Palace could be set to shock the Premier League with one of the biggest signings of the summer.
French news outlet L’Equipe is reporting that Marseille have accepted a $42 million bid accepted for striker Michy Batshuayi from the South London club.
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The 22-year-old Belgian international has been linked with the likes of Tottenham and West Ham, with Palace quickly placing a large bid in an attempt to close the deal. While Marseille have reportedly accepted the bid, the player may turn down the move with other offers likely on the way in the coming days.
Batshuayi scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 last season while earning a consistent spot in the Belgian national team. He made his first appearance of EURO 2016 off the bench for Belgium in their win over Hungary, scoring with his first touch on the ball.
Connor Wickham led Palace in scoring last season with just five goals. An upgrade at the striker position was the club’s biggest need, and it looks like chairman Steve Parish and manager Alan Pardew are ready to spend big.
Crystal Palace is also in advanced talks to sign Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, who was named Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year last season for the fourth time in his career.