Watford ‘put star man Ismaila Sarr up for sale at £40m’ with relegated side desperate for cash as Crystal Palace ‘skip ahead of Liverpool and Wolves to the front of the queue for forward’
- Ismaila Sarr has been heavily linked with Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Wolves
- But it is Palace who are believed to lead the race now for the Watford star
- The Eagles are willing to sign Sarr regardless of whether Wilfried Zaha stays
- Sarr scored five goals and recorded six assists in 28 matches last season
Watford have put star forward Ismaila Sarr up for sale at £40million as they look to come to terms with Premier League relegation, according to reports.
The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with Premier League champions Liverpool as well as Wolves and Crystal Palace in recent weeks.
But The Sun claim that despite Liverpool’s interest it is Palace who now lead the race for the Senegal international, and are prepared to bring him to Selhurst Park regardless of whether or not Wilfried Zaha remains at the club.
Watford have put star forward Ismaila Sarr up for sale at £40million, according to reports
The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with moves to Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Wolves
The report claims the Senegalese winger has been offered to several clubs at the £40m fee to create an auction, with Vicarage Road chiefs having already contacted Liverpool and Wolves.
But the same outlet reports that neither Jurgen Klopp’s side nor Nuno Espirito Santo’s outfit are in a position to bid for Sarr despite their admiration of him.
It comes after reports earlier in the week that the Reds had made contact with Sarr’s agent for the Watford star, who scored five goals and recorded six assists in 28 top-flight matches last season.
The report however adds that should the Hornets fail to drop the asking price they are currently quoting clubs, Palace may look to another London side in the Championship to reinforce their attacking options.
But Palace now lead the race and want to sign Sarr regardless of whether Wilfried Zaha stays
But if Watford do not drop their price Palace will turn to Said Benrahma and Ollie Watkins
It claims the Eagles are interested in signing Brentford star attacking duo Said Benrahma and Ollie Watkins.
Watford are also reportedly trying to move on former Barcelona and Everton wideman Gerard Deulofeu, but his £15m fee and £85,000-a-week wages may prove to be stumbling blocks for potential suitors.
Meanwhile, Palace are also reportedly in talks with Ireland midfielder James McCarthy about a new contract.
McCarthy, 29, joined the Eagles a year ago and he is keen to extend his stay.
Watford also want to sell former Barcelona and Everton wideman Gerard Deulofeu this summer
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