Crystal Palace ‘make £14m bid for CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov’ and eye up Brentford’s Ollie Watkins as Eagles look to add firepower to squad
- Crystal Palace are looking to sign some attacking talent before window shuts
- Eagles have only signed Stephen Henderson and Jordan Ayew this summer
- Reports state Palace have made a £14m bid for CSKA Moscow’s Fedor Chalov
- Ollie Watkins is also a potential transfer target as Palace look to raid Brentford
Crystal Palace have their eye on two strikers this summer and have ‘made a £14million bid for CSKA Moscow starlet Fedor Chalov’.
The Eagles are low on fire-power with Christian Benteke, Connor Wickham and Alexander Sorloth all having problems – be it form or injury – and Roy Hodgson is desperate to add some attacking threat.
With Wilfried Zaha also being linked with an exit, incomings are even more important and, according to Sky Sports, Palace have tabled a big bid for CSKA man Chalov.
Fedor Chalov is the subject of a £15million bid from Crystal Palace, according to reports
Chalov (right) scored against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in the Champions League last year
At 21 years old, he would represent an untapped talent and Palace are keen to bring him to Selhurst Park for £14m before the end of the transfer window next Thursday.
The Russia international – capped for the first time by his country this year – scored 17 league goals for CSKA last season.
He also netted the opening goal at the Bernabeu in CSKA’s 3-0 Champions League defeat of Real Madrid last December.
Elsewhere, Palace are also in talks with Brentford over a move for Ollie Watkins and are rumoured to be willing to include Sorloth in the deal.
Palace signed Norway international Sorloth from FC Midtjylland – who share owners with Brentford – meaning the Championship outfit will be aware of the striker.
Ollie Watkins (left) is another transfer target for the Eagles, who want to bolster their attack
Alexander Sorloth (centre, pictured on loan at Gent last season) could move to Brentford
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