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Crystal Palace want £30m from Everton for Bolasie to fund Benteke bid

Crystal Palace have told Everton that they will not accept anything less than £30million for Yannick Bolasie.

The Guardian is reporting that the Eagles turned down an £18m bid for the DR Congo winger from the Toffees, who have been told to offer around £12m more.

It is understood that Palace boss Alan Pardew would be prepared to sell the 27-year-old for the right price so he can fund the purchase of Christian Benteke from Liverpool.

The Reds are willing to sell the Belgian striker for around £30m but Palace would need to raise some cash having already signed Andros Townsend from Newcastle United and James Tomkins from West Ham United.

With the arrival of winger Townsend, and presence of Wilfried Zaha and Bakary Sako, Palace could quite possibly offload Bolasie if Everton were to increase their bid for the South London cult figure.

Andrew Slevison
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