Home Premier League Crystal Palace Crystal Palace in talks to sign Mainz star Jean-Philippe Mateta

Crystal Palace in talks to sign Mainz star Jean-Philippe Mateta

Crystal Palace are in talks to sign Mainz 05 striker Jean-Philippe Mateta, according to RMC Sport and BILD.

Mateta, 23, is keen to leave the Bundesliga side and Palace have submitted a bid for him.

RMC Sport reveals that Palace’s first offer was refused by Mainz, but that negotiations continue for the highly-rated Frenchman.

Meanwhile, BILD states that Palace are willing to pay €15m for Mateta, who has scored 17 goals in 54 games for Mainz.

The German publication adds that Mateta will either be a backup or replacement for Christian Benteke if he joins Palace.

However, Palace are not the only Premier League club interested in Mateta and other offers could arrive.

Belgian side Club Brugge made a formal inquiry in July and were considering Mateta as a replacement for Jonathan David.

SourceRMC Sport

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