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Fulham midfielder Jean-Michael Seri wanted at Palace

last updated Tuesday 11th June 2019, 5:39 PM


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Crystal Palace are attempting to convince Jean-Michael Seri to move across London with the Ivorian midfielder set to depart Fulham after a disappointing debut season in the Premier League.

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london understands Palace are preparing a loan deal with the option for a permanent transfer to bring in Seri, who told Fulham in March that he wants to leave the club.

However the Eagles will face an uphill task convincing Seri to remain in the Premier League as it is understood he favours a return back to the continent, with Ligue 1 his most likely destination.

Galatasaray are also knock to hold an interest in his services.

Monaco are among the French sides eager to bring Seri back to the country where he enjoyed his best form, though.

Over three seasons at Nice the 27-year-old established himself as one of the outstanding midfielders in Europe, found himself labelled Xavi's heir by the man himself and came within a matter of hours of joining Barcelona.

Instead he moved to Craven Cottage a year later, the £20million marquee signing in an ambitious summer of spending by Fulham that would ultimately prove to be the club's undoing as three successive managers struggled to build a cohesive side from a playing squad that saw 15 senior players arrive and the sidelining of several of those who had won promotion.

Seri is unlikely to be the only high-profile player to leave the club this summer.

Ryan Sessegnon is expected to depart with Tottenham among the leading contenders for his signature whilst Aleksandar Mitrovic is also likely to draw interest from Premier League suitors.

Fulham do however hope to retain Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa and Alfie Mawson and have picked up options in the contracts of Denis Odoi, Floyd Ayite, Neeskens Kebano and Stefan Johansen.

Captain Tom Cairney also agreed to new terms last month.

























Source James Benge at Football.London
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