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Palace Reportedly Back In For £5 Million International Striker

Both Crystal Palace and Swansea City are now thought to be back in the race for Hull City striker Dame N’Doye after talk of a move to Turkey died down earlier this week. 

The Senegalese striker had looked to be all set to start a new chapter of his career with Besiktas, but saw negotiations break down with the club whilst discussing personal terms, which in turn, is said to have alerted both Alan Pardew and Garry Monk to a potential play for his services. 

The 30-year-old frontman played 15 times for the Tigers last season, bagging five goals, two of which came in a 2-0 win over Palace at Selhurst Park in April, no doubt forcing our coaching staff to sit up and take notice. 

Reports suggest that a bid of £5 million will easily be enough to convince Hull to let N’Doye leave, whilst his potential wage packet is unlikely to phase the Palace board in the same way it did Besiktas a few days ago. 

Whilst Loic Remy remains the club’s standout attacking target during this summer’s transfer window, N’Doye has the look of a very capable back-up plan, with his goslscoring record throughout a varied career giving us hope that he could easily bag 10 to 15 goals in red and blue next season if given the chance. 

Although it might be taking a little time to get all of our business in order, the club certainly have plenty of irons in the fire this summer. 

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Palace Without Injured First-Team Trio For The Visit Of Hull City

Crystal Palace will be without the services of injured trio Jordon Mutch, Fraizer Campbell and Marouane Chamakh, after it was confirmed in the Croydon Advertiser that this weekend’s game against Hull was a step too far for all of them.

Mutch, who has been out of action since picking up an injury against West Ham a number of weeks ago has now resumed full training but is still thought to be too far off the pace to be considered for a place in the squad for the visit of Steve Bruce’s side.

Campbell, an even longer term absentee is also thought to be well on the road to recovery, but will see his rehabilitation take a little while longer to complete; whilst Marouane Chamakh’s troubles look to be presenting a real worry to the club’s medical staff.

Having struggled hugely with the same hamstring injury twice in the last 18 months, the Moroccan is yet to begin full training with the squad, casting doubt over how much longer Alan Pardew will be without him between now and the end of the campaign.

Luckily, thanks to the fine form of Glenn Murray of late, Chamakh hasn’t been too badly missed, but after a worryingly long spell out of the first-team picture, there are more than a few who will be wondering if there is some level of underlying issue with the former Arsenal striker.

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