Crystal Palace Eye Double Move For Celtic Midfielder And French International Striker

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Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is set to be handed a significant transfer war chest during the January transfer window and will look to strengthen his midfield and attack with the funds, according to the Daily Mirror.

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Palace’s last gasp Boxing Day victory over Aston Villa pushed the club over the 14 point mark, a milestone agreed between new manager Tony Pulis and the board that will allow the former Stoke man to spend some cash to strengthen his side.

The Eagles climbed out of the bottom three for the first time since September, and now sporting director Ian Moody will look to France’s Ligue 1 for possible deals as he has a number of contacts there.

However, Moody, who used to work as Cardiff’s head of recruitment, will make Celtic his first port of call as he hopes to tie up a £600,000 deal for Welsh international midfielder Joe Ledley.

Ledley is now entering the final six months of his deal at Parkhead, and though Neil Lennon has been keen to sign him up to a new deal talks have been slow to progress.

Moody will then fly to Lyon to check on the status of striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who came close to leaving the former French champions over the summer.

Bournemouth’s £3m-rated winger Matt Ritchie and defender Steve Cook are also on the radar for Pulis, who has had the pair watched in every match since he took control of Palace.

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