Crystal Palace have seen their approach for Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kyle Walker-Peters turned down, according to the Evening Standard.
The Eagles are actively searching for someone who can impress in the right-back role to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who left Selhurst Park to join Manchester United earlier in the summer, but it appears they won’t be getting their hands on the Spurs youngster.
Roy Hodgson will know the impact that losing his bright talent will have on the way his Palace side plays, and will be looking for someone with the exact same attributes to fill his void, but may be left to look elsewhere.
One of the reasons why the advances of the Eagles were spurned is that Tottenham are light in the right-back spot themselves, after the recent departure of Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid, so Mauricio Pochettino is unwilling to lose another player in that position.
Walker-Peters is seen as one of the best talents in the country in the defensive position, so the interest in him from Palace should be no surprise, as they look to replace Wan-Bissaka.
The Spurs defender has found himself on the fringes of the first-team since breaking through under Pochettino, but with Trippier out of the way and Serge Aurier not convincing, the Eagles target could see more regular action at Tottenham.
That means that Hodgson will need to identify another option to come into his Palace squad and provide competition for the right-back berth.
As present, the Eagles only really have Joel Ward and Martin Kelly who can play in the specialist spot in the side, and while both are reliable campaigners, they lack the x-factor that Wan-Bissaka had in forward areas.
Hodgson has three weeks to come up with someone, before Palace begin their Premier League season at home to Everton next month.