Crystal Palace offer up to £16m for Ibrahim Amadou

Crystal Palace have made an offer worth up to £16m for Lille midfielder Ibrahim Amadou, according to Sky sources.

Palace have offered to take the 24-year-old on loan until the end of the season for an initial £2m fee, with a £14m obligation to buy at the end of the campaign.

Lille value the midfielder at £18m but are considering Palace’s latest offer.

Sky sources understand West Ham and another Premier League club are also in talks to sign Amadou, who joined Lille from Nancy in 2015.

The Hammers, who currently have 14 players unavailable through injury, have offered a £2m loan fee for Amadou with a £14m option to buy.

Lille must raise €25m (£22m) by the end of the January window to avoid potential relegation to Ligue 2 for breaking French financial fair play rules.

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