CRYSTAL PALACE have shocked French club Lille by asking for defender Ibrahim Amadou on loan.
The Eagles had a £13million offer for Amadou, 24, rejected by Lille in the last window.
Getty Crystal Palace have made a loan move for Lille defender Ibrahim Amadou
And now their latest request has also been rebuffed.
They may still try again, with a guarantee of a buy if Amadou signs and helps them to stay up.
The player is believed to be jumping at the option of a Premier League switch.
Amadou can also play as a defensive sitter, but the immediate vacancy is at the back for Palace and Roy Hodgson wants a new face to plug that hole.
Getty The Eagles had a £13m bid rejected for him last year REUTERS Roy Hodgson is desperately looking for defensive reinforcements
The Eagles boss had previously said a centre-back was not a position he was recruiting for until recent injuries.
Hodgson said recently: "The subject of signing another centre-back has never come up because we weren't expecting Sakho and Dann to be out for long periods of time.
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"But who knows now? There will be discussions. Football is an ever-revolving subject.
"What you think is good in your team at one time suddenly a moment in time changes it all."
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