Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is to plot an £8 million bid for Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker, The Sunday People understands.
Caulker, who signed for Cardiff for an £8 million fee last summer, is looking to get back in the Premier League after Cardiff’s recent relegation and has a buy out clause in his contract which the Eagles are looking to trigger.
The South Londoners are not the only Premier League club looking to do this though, with Swansea City, Southampton and big names such as Arsenal and Liverpool also willing to trigger that clause.
The Crystal Palace defence could do with tightening up if they are to extend their stay in the Premier League and, after Caulker’s decent performances for Cardiff during their stay at the top flight, he has proved that he is a solid Premier League defender and that he could be the one to strengthen the Palace defence.
This will create a gap in the Cardiff defence, which Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will no doubt want to fill by receiving a decent transfer fee for the young centre-back and looking for an ideal replacement.
During Caulker’s time at Cardiff, he made 38 appearances and scored five goals, one of which was the winner in the South Wales derby against Swansea City. The 22-year-old has also made one appearance for England, scoring one goal.
He made 18 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur and scored twice during his spell there between 2009 and 2013, but mainly spent his time there out on loan to clubs such as Yeovil Town, West Ham United and Swansea.