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Crystal Palace and Southampton battling host of clubs to the signing of Championship ace

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Premier League sides Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Southampton, Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa are keen on a deal for Hull City defender James Chester, according to the Express.

James Chester is a target for a number of top-flight clubs

James Chester is a target for a number of top-flight clubs

The former Manchester United centre back joined the Tigers in 2011 from the Red Devils for £300,000 following three loans spells away at Peterborough, Plymouth and Carlisle, and has made over 150 appearances for the club.

Chester is also an international for Wales, and received his first call-up last year, going on to make six international appearances.

The centre-back impressed in defence in the Premier League last year, leading to interest from a number of top flight sides.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce will be keen on keeping the 26-year-old and has slapped a £10 million price tag on him to ward off interest, but the price may be lowered if Chester decides he wants a return to the top flight.

The defender would be a shrewd purchase for many Premier League side, and at the age of 26 he will be reaching the peak of his playing career very soon.

Hull City fans… What do you make of this news? How much is Chester worth to you? Who do you think could replace Chester? Is your squad looking too depleted? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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