• Palace willing to pay £12m for England Under-21 forward
  • Édouard also wanted by two other Premier League clubs

Crystal Palace are considering making formal approaches for Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah and Odsonne Édouard of Celtic as they step up their attempts to reinforce Patrick Vieira’s squad before the transfer deadline on Tuesday.

Vieira is keen to add another striker to his squad, with Palace having finally got off the mark under the Frenchman on Saturday thanks to two goals from the Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher. They have narrowed down their shortlist to the England Under-21 forward Nketiah and Édouard – who played in Celtic’s 1-0 defeat against Rangers on Sunday.

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