Crystal Palace are set to sign non-league defender Jacob Mensah, beating the likes of Wolves, Brighton and Cardiff to his signature.

Football Insider report that it was Palace and Wolves leading the way to sign the player after impressing lower down the football pyramid.

Mensah is currently on the books with Ramsgate in the Isthmian League South East Division but could now link up with the Premier League side.

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He has already spent time with Brighton on trial earlier this year, but the report claims that it’s Palace who have made the offer to snap him up.

Palace have also taken the opportunity to get a close-up view of Mensah in action by giving a trial, with an 18-month deal being mooted.

The 18-year-old is expected to slot straight into Palace’s U23s before pushing for a first-team spot at Selhurst Park in the near future.

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