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LONDON CALLING FOR JOZO

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CRYSTAL PALACE have renewed their interest in £8million-rated Celtic defenderJozo Simunovic.

The Bosnian international centre-back missed the last four games of the year following the 4-0 collapse against Hearts at Tynecastle.

Selhurst Park boss Roy Hodgson is prepared to battle with his Burnley counterpart, Sean Dyche, for the former Dinamo Zagreb star.

Palace, who have been linked with the 23-year-old stopper in the past, are back in the hunt after Scott Dann sustained a long-term injury.

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Simunovic, who has struggled with fitness problems during his time at the Hoops, almost left the champions in 2016 when he travelled to Turin to seal a move to the Serie A side, but the proposed deal fell through at the last minute following his medical.

Brendan Rodgers has already signed Marvin Compper for £1million from RB Leipzig as he prepares for the second half of the campaign.

Danish defender Erik Sviatchenko also looks to be on his way with FC Copenhagen willing to pay £1.5million while English clubs are monitoring the situation. The player has expressed an interest in moving to England and that seems to be the likely destination too for Simunovic who is now it seems out of favour at Parkhead.

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