GFFN can confirm that Lille have agreed to sell full-back Pape Souaré to Crystal Palace after agreeing a €4.6m fee with the Ligue 1 side.
A provisional 3.5 year contract has been agreed and the only obstacle remaining is the medical.
Unfortunately for Crystal Palace, Pape Souaré is currently at the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea with Senegal.
There were indications that Souaré would be met by Crystal Palace in the AFCON host nation which we relayed to you this morning. However, according to our reputable colleagues at La Voix du Nord, the player is expected to travel to London mid-tournament only to return for the knockout stages of the competition immediately after having a Crystal Palace medical. GFFN is not in a position to confirm these reports at the time of writing.