Frank de Boer is eager to reinforce his defence this season and is close to adding Ajax’s Jairo Riedewald to the Crystal Palace squad, but he wants more additions.

It’s believed that Palace are interested in signing Bacary Sagna on a free transfer after he was released by Manchester City last month, but they face competition from West Brom for his signature.

The former Arsenal standout was regarded as one of the best fullbacks in the Premier League during his best years at the Emirates but was not offered a new deal by Pep Guardiola to stay at Manchester City.

While there is considerable interest from some Ligue 1 teams back in France, Sagna would like to stay in the Premier League and Palace want to make it happen.

The 34-year-old France international has spent a decade in English football and enjoyed life in London, which could play into Crystal Palace’s favour.