Sorloth a target for number of clubs in Europe after superb season in Super Lig, winning the competition’s golden boot with 24 league goals
By Michael Bridge
Last Updated: 15/08/20 9:05pm
RB Leipzig are in talks to sign Crystal Palace’s Alexander Sorloth, despite the striker being on loan at Trabzonspor.
The 24-year-old is one year into a two-year loan at the Turkish club and they can make that deal permanent – for a reported £5.5m – before potentially negotiating his sale to Leipzig.
The Bundesliga side, who are preparing for a Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, have money to spend after selling Timo Werner to Chelsea for £50m.
Sorloth has emerged as a target for a number of clubs in Europe after a superb season in the Super Lig, winning the compeition’s golden boot with 24 league goals.
Palace signed the Norway international from FC Midtjylland in 2018 for a fee rising to £9m, but he struggled for first-team games and scored just one goal before his switch to Turkey last year.
Sorloth, whose Palace contract expires in 2022, has also been linked with Napoli, Fiorentina and Wolfsburg.
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