Crystal Palace are preparing a move for Bolton Wanderers midfielder Lee Chung-Yong, according to Shoot.
Chung-Yong’s contract expires during the summer and Bolton look set to cash in on him now, with the fear he won’t sign on for the Trotters for the next few years.
This has subsequently alerted new Eagles manager Alan Pardew, who is now preparing a bid for the talented midfielder.
He should be away competing in the Asia Cup during this month with South Korea. but a fractured shin has ruled him out of the the tournament.
The 26-year-old has been moved from the wing to a central attacking role under Neil Lennon, and has been a key player in Bolton’s revival this season.
Having made a total of 195 appearances for Bolton, he has scored 20 goals since moving from FC Seoul in 2009.
Palace are currently negotiating with Blackburn Rovers over a deal to sign striker Rudy Gestede for a fee of around £4 million. He himself scored 24 goals in the Championship in 2014.
Bolton appear to be keen on signing Kris Commons of Celtic, who is a central midfielder also with his contract expiring in the summer. If signed, he would probably replace Chung-Yong.
Bolton’s last game was a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday. They took the lead through Liam Feeney in the opening two minutes, before Darren Pratley doubled the score in the 25th minute. Bolton then gave away a penalty two minutes later, which Chris Maguire scored.
It was an eventful game, Wednesday had a goal disallowed due to an offside decision and also hit the woodwork twice. Their man Sam Hutchinson, substituted on in the 69th minute, was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Bolton are now up to 14th in the Sky Bet Championship having accumulated 33 points this season.