Crystal Palace will make a move for Sassuolo forward, Jeremie Boga, this summer as Roy Hodgson looks to strengthen his options in attack.
However, the move for Boga is dependant on Palace selling star man, Wilfried Zaha. According to Sky Sports, the Eagles have identified the former Chelsea man as the ideal replacement should Zaha leave.
A number of foreign clubs, including Monaco and Borussia Dortmund, are thought to have expressed an interest in landing Zaha. However, as yet, no deal has been struck.
Palace, though, are already making moves just in case, it seems. Boga was one of the standout players in Serie A last season, scoring 11 goals for Sassuolo. That form has apparently attracted the attention of Napoli, although they will have to pay a reported £30m to land Boga.
Roy Hodgson has already made a move this summer in the market. Nathan Ferguson has arrived on a free from West Brom, while Hodgson has splashed the cash to sign Ebere Eze from QPR.
Boga seems ideal on paper but Zaha is hard to replace – TBR View
Given the season he has just had, it’s not hard to see why clubs want to sign Boga. Palace, too, would be an ideal destination, especially if Zaha does leave.
It would allow the Ivory Coast man to get regular game-time and cement himself as a regular in the starting XI.
However, in an ideal world, Zaha stays. He is so, so important to Crystal Palace and it could be a case that they need to sign Boga, and another, in order to fully replace the former Man United man.