Journalist Alex Crook has claimed that Crystal Palace have made Morgan Gibbs-White their priority signing this summer.
Everton have already had a bid turned down from Wolves.
Gibbs-White’s current club have reportedly offered him a new contract after his progress last season on loan with Sheffield United, where he scored 11 goals and registered 10 assists in 37 appearances for the Blades, but the English midfielder is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal.
With Conor Gallagher returning to his parent club Chelsea, Crook spoke to GiveMeSport and claimed that Crystal Palace have now made Gibbs-White their main priority and tipped the 22-year-old to leave Wolves this summer.
He said: “There’s lots of clubs in for him as far afield as AC Milan.
“Palace, having missed out on Flynn Downes, have made him their priority target.
“Wolves are looking for £20m.
“I think he’ll probably leave.”
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TIF Thoughts on Crook’s comments…
Conor Gallagher was Palace’s Player of the Season last term, but he has since returned to Chelsea and is currently away on pre-season duty, so Vieira will be on the hunt to find an adequate replacement for the man that was so important for his side and the way he wanted to play.
Gibbs-White, who was hailed as a player who ‘has everything’ during his time at Sheffield United, is just 22 years old and produced impressive numbers in the Championship last season, but he has never really been given a chance in the top flight with Wolves, so he might opt to leave this summer and join a side like Palace, where Vieira gives opportunity to young players such as Tyrick Mitchell and Marc Guehi, who have both gone on to be capped by England after heavy involvement at Selhurst Park last term.