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Crystal Palace target ex-Sunderland midfielder M'Vila

Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in former Sunderland midfielder Yann M'Vila.

With Premier League survival nearly secured, the Eagles' sights have now turned to offseason recruitment.

And according to France Football, Palace are 'very interested' in M'Vila, who is currently playing for Ligue 1 side Saint Etienne.

The Frenchman enjoyed a fruitful spell on loan with the Black Cats in 2015/16, in which he made 40 appearances across all competitions and he says he is open to a return to England.

"I'm only 27 years old," he told SFR Sport. "I signed with Saint-Etienne until June 2019. "I am very happy there and I think only about football, about being on the pitch. My agent takes care of the rest.

"I spent an amazing year in Sunderland. [The Premier League] is the best championship in the world. Why not [return to England]? Only God knows if I'll be at Saint-Etienne next season. For the moment, I do not know.

"With the board and the coach, we are dreaming of qualifying for Europe. On May 19 [after the season has finished], we can sit around a table and discuss."

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