Crystal Palace have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Brentford striker Neal Maupay as the Frenchman’s agent has flown to Spain to discuss terms with Sevilla over a move this summer.

Palace have been linked with a move for the striker in recent weeks as Roy Hodgson looks to strengthen his attacking options, while Aston Villa and Norwich City have also shown interest in the Frenchman. 

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However the Premier League trio may have to act quickly in their attempts to sign the striker, as Get French Football News suggest via L’Equipe that the 22-year-old’s agent has flown to Spain to negotiate a deal with Sevilla. 

Maupay has been a figure of consistency for Brentford since signing for the Bees in 2017 from Saint-Etienne, and the Frenchman netted 28 times in 49 appearances in all competitions last season. 

The 22-year-old is said to be valued at a fee in the region of €10million, and the striker currently has two years remaining on his deal at Griffin Park.

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