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Crystal Palace eyeing £12m deal for Arsenal forward

Crystal Palace eyeing £12m deal for Arsenal forward

Eddie Nketiah news

Nketiah wanted by Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace are keen on landing Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah before Tuesday's transfer deadline, The Sun reports.

The 22-year-old has entered the final year of his Gunners contract, and has no plans of signing a possible extension.

Hence, he is expected to be sold before the deadline, and the Eagles are deemed favourites to land his services.

Palace recently made an opening bid of around £8 million for the marksman, but the proposal was rejected by the Gunners.

The north London club are eyeing at least £20m, but Patrick Vieira's side believe they can seal the deal for around £12m.

Nketiah was used sparingly during the course of last season. He registered six goals from 1,308 minutes of first-team football.

He is now eyeing regular game time to boost his reputation. Palace could offer him the platform to excel if a deal is finalised.

Brighton & Hove Albion have also been linked with Nketiah this summer. They could yet provide competition to Palace.