Crystal Palace have turned their attention to Tottenham Hotspur defender Kevin Wimmer after Liverpool slapped a £30million price tag on Mamadou Sakho, reports the Daily Mail.

The Eagles are prepared to pay Spurs £15m up front with potential add-ons for the Austria international, who is also reportedly attracting interest from West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City.

Wimmer has fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham and his future at the club is looking doubtful following the announcement of Davinson Sanchez’s signing from Ajax.

The 24-year-old, who has made just 15 appearances under Mauricio Pochettino since arriving from FC Koln for £4.3m in May 2015, is firmly down the pecking order in North London and is a fringe figure.

Palace have entered the race following Liverpool’s decision to value Sakho at £30m, which has seen both the Eagles and the Baggies turn their attention elsewhere as they believe the Reds have over-priced the France international.

The 27-year-old joined the Selhurst Park outfit towards the end of last season and played a big part in the club retaining their top-flight status under previous manager Sam Allardyce.

Speaking ahead of Palace’s tie with Ipswich Town in the Carabao Cup Tuesday night, Palace boss Frank de Boer ruled out any move for Sakho.

“Everybody knows [Sakho] had a major impact last season” said the Dutchman.

“When he’s available for us [to buy], I think that is a quality injection for the club. It is not like this now because he is much too expensive for the club.”

Palace have lost both their opening two Premier League games without scoring a goal and welcome the visit of Swansea City on August 26, who have also yet to find the back of the net.

Tottenham meanwhile will be happy to let Wimmer leave to get first-team football elsewhere, making a potential £10 million in profit in the process.


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