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Crystal Palace chief Freedman in Mainz talks for Mateta deal

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.

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