Crystal Palace hope to beat Leicester City to sign Schalke center-back Ozan Kabak this summer.
Kabak spent the second half of last season on loan at Liverpool, but despite some solid performances, he failed to convince the Reds to trigger his £ 18m option to sign him permanently when the campaign was over.
Kabak did well with Liverpool / Michael Regan / Getty Images
When Schalke see their financial problems worsen after their relegation from the Bundesliga, a number of English sides are vying in an attempt to strike a price deal for their top talent, and sources have confirmed for 90 minutes that Kabak is one of several players attracting interest from all over the Premier League. League.
Leicester were thought to be close to sealing a £ 8m move for Turkey’s international, but according to The Guardian, Palace have formalized their interest in Kabak and hope to force themselves to the front of the gender for his signature.
Palace has begun a major renovation this summer and wants to strengthen in a number of positions. At the back, Marc Guehi has left Chelsea in an 18 million pound deal, and there are hopes that Kabak can line up next to him next year.
Palace, however, is aware that there are many sides that chase Kabak. Alongside Leicester, 90min understands that there have also been inquiries from West Ham, Southampton, Brighton and Newcastle, who all see this as a chance to sign a talented youngster at a bargain price.
Schalke are reluctant to sell due to their burgeoning financial difficulties. Debts of 175 million pounds were reported even before the COVID-19 crisis hit and their problems became even worse after their relegation from the German top flight.
It is accepted that Schalke have no choice but to make money on their stars, and there are countless sides in the Premier League who are eager to take advantage of it.
Matthew Hoppe is also wanted in England / Lars Baron / Getty Images
Kabak is the biggest name available, but sources in Germany have revealed for 90 minutes that striker Matthew Hoppe is another who arouses real interest.
Tottenham, Southampton, Newcastle and Wolves are all considering bids for the 20-year-old, who will probably have to leave at a favorable price this summer.