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One in, one out: The Deadline Day deals Crystal Palace should prioritise

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One in, one out: The Deadline Day deals Crystal Palace should prioritise

There is business to be done before the window closes for the Eagles.

Crystal Palace are hoping for a much more enjoyable season than they endured last term and there could be final pieces of movement at the end of the window.

Roy Hodgson side have already drafted in Cheikhou Kouyate, Max Meyer and Vicente Guaita but there is certainly room for more activity.

The Eagles have also avoided sales in the market, with the only departures being free transfers, but that is also something that could change in the final 24 hours of the market.

Here, we have identified the two deals Crystal Palace should prioritise.

Sign Dendoncker

Linked with Crystal Palace earlier in the window, and seemingly turning down the chance to move to the Premier League, it appears that an opportunity for the Eagles to land Belgium midfielder Leander Dendoncker is back on the agenda.

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However, a late challenge has emerged in the form of newly-promoted Wolves as HLN states the club are set to bring the midfielder in from Anderlecht – but that should not discourage Palace from entering the market to mount a fight.

HLN had previously reported earlier today that the Hodgson’s side were back in discussions, so it should not be too much of an issue to revive a deal.


Sell Pape Souare

According to The Guardian (live blog, 7/08 13:16pm), Crystal Palace are ready to listen to offers for full-back Pape Souare and a move to Newcastle United has been touted – with Rafael Benitez’s side in desperate need of additions down the left side.

Patrick Van Aanholt is well established as first choice for Palace under Roy Hodgson and 28-year-old Souare shows no signs of being able to dethrone the former Chelsea man in the pecking order, which is a big reason why the Eagles should sell.

However, the biggest reason is that Newcastle are desperate and are running out of time. That can allow Palace to demand a higher fee in the market than they initially would have been able to, which is not bad for a player out of the frame.

 “I think we need to be careful on this one. You’ve said fans but I don’t know how may of the 2,000 there would have actually thrown his shirt back. A fan threw it back.”

– Hodgson after a fan throw Souare’s phone back at him.

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