Ligue 1 giants enter race for French full-back but only Crystal Palace willing to pay €7m

Ligue 1 giants enter race for French full-back but only Crystal Palace willing to pay €7m

Marseille, Lyon and Nice have entered the race for Galatasaray full-back Lionel Carole according to Turkish sports newspaper AMK.

Per the source, the interested parties are prepared to pay up to €6 million for the French left-back.

All three sides are reported to be scouting Carole and have been monitoring throughout the season.

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Carole is familiar with French football having joined Galatasaray from Ligue 2 side Troyes for €1.5 million two years ago.

The French sides could however, face competition from the Premier League.

Turkish newspaper Milliyet recently reported that Crystal Palace are prepared to offer up to €7 million for in form full-back at the end of the season.

Lions sporting director Cenk Ergun has been quoted by Turkish-Football as confirming that a Premier League side made an offer for Carole in January.

Ergun did however, refuse to name the club that had made the offer.

“We received an offer from the Premier League for Carole in January, let’s see,” Ergun said.

The France u21 international has one goal and two assists in 28 appearances for the Istanbul giants in all competitions this season.

Carole is almost certain to start for the Lions in the Istanbul derby against Fenerbahce on Sunday.

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