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Crystal Palace are planning an audacious bid to sign Fulham midfielder Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa from under the noses of Napoli, according to the Sun.

The Cameroonian international has starred for Gli Azzurri in Serie A since making the loan move from Craven Cottage in August. The 25 year-old has made thirteen appearances for Luciano Spalletti’s side table-toppers, who have an option to buy for around £15m written into their loan agreement with Fulham.

Palace boss Patrick Vieira, a longstanding admirer of Anguissa, was disappointed to miss on the powerful midfielder when he made it clear he wanted to leave the Whites at the start of the season. Vieira is hoping to persuade the Eagles hierarchy to finance a big-money push for the former Marseilles man in the summer. The Sun suggests that Fulham could be looking for around £20m after Anguissa signed a new deal before leaving for Italy, although Napoli have already indicated their willingness to conclude a permanent deal of their own.