Crystal Palace have opened talks with Mainz for Jean-Philippe Mateta.
BILD says Palace football chief Dougie Freedman has approached Mainz about a price for the striker.
Palace are willing to go as high as €15m for Mateta - an offer which Mainz would readily accept. The Bundesliga minnows are struggling financially this summer.
Mateta, 23, is eager to make a move to England.
The forward has fallen out with management this month and was just suspended for one preseason friendly.