Wolves target Cheick Doucoure would reportedly cost around £15 million to sign this summer.
According to the Daily Mail, the 22-year-old would cost a relatively small amount due to only having a couple of years left on his contract.
Doucoure played a key role for his club Lens in the season just gone.
The star struck up a fantastic partnership with Seko Fofana in their midfield, and helped Lens to finish seventh in the table.
It’s been a really impressive past couple of years for Doucoure, who is now attracting attention from clubs across Europe.
Wolves are thought to be keen on the youngster, with the Mirror claiming Wanderers were in the mix to sign him last month.
But it would seem Wolves have strong competition in the form of Crystal Palace.
The Mail say that further talks have now been held between the Eagles and Doucoure, with Patrick Vieira keen to land the enforcer this summer.
It is mentioned that Vieira has known about the quality of Doucoure for a while, having previously been the manager of Nice.
A deal is thought to be ‘close’.
Palace having a pressing need to a new midfield dynamo, with Conor Gallagher returning to his parent club Chelsea.
Wolves set to miss out on Cheick Doucoure as Crystal Palace close on £15 million move?
It appears Wolves could be set to miss out on Doucoure, which would be a blow.
The youngster has a really bright future having been standing out for Lens over the past couple of seasons.
Potentially, he could make a fine addition to Wolves’ midfield, which has lacked physicality and tenacity in recent times.
If Palace do manage to sign Doucoure, then hopefully Wolves will not come to regret missing out on him.