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Report: Crystal Palace bid for Sampdoria forward Éder

Sampdoria's Éder (L) challenges Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura (R) and Alessio Cerci (C) during their Serie A match at San Siro on 12th April, 2015
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Premier League outfit Crystal Palace have made a bid for Sampdoria forward Éder, according to reports. 

Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, as cited by website BBC Sport, claims that an offer of around €7.9 million has been table by Palace, though whether Sampdoria will accept currently remains unclear.

Éder has been one of the standout attackers in Serie A this season. The 27 year-old has scored 12 goals and provided five assists in 31 appearances in all competitions - his best return in a top flight campaign.

That form earned him a call up to the Italy national team - he was born in Brazil, but can represent them due to his ancestry - in March and he responded with a crucial equaliser on his debut against Bulgaria in a 2016 European Championship qualifier.

Given Éder’s increasing importance, Sampdoria would be loathed to lose him and recent reports have suggested that they are keen to extend his deal beyond its current conclusion in June 2017.

Crystal Palace’s alleged offer would however, give them the chance to almost double the reported €4 million they spent on first loaning him, and then completing permanent transfer from Cesena in July 2012.

The future of Head Coach Siniša Mihajlović, who has been linked with Napoli, may well dictate whether Éder will be allowed to move on, while another Sampdoria attacker, Stefano Okaka, is being linked with a switch to Southampton or Stoke City.

 
 

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