Exclusive: Palace plan summer swoop for Hull’s Diame

Date published: Monday 8th February 2016 11:35 - Pete O'Rourke

Mohamed Diame: Set to join Newcastle

Crystal Palace are planning a new move for Hull City midfielder Mohamed Diame in the summer after missing out on him in January, sources have told TEAMtalk.com.

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is a long-term admirer of Diame and he sees him as someone who will add something to his midfield.

Palace made enquiries for Diame in the January transfer window, but Hull resisted their overtures and were able to keep hold of the Senegal international.

Diame joined Hull from West Ham in the summer of 2014 and he impressed at the KC Stadium before he suffered a serious injury which forced him to miss the second half of last season.

The 28-year-old has worked his way back to fitness after nine months on the sidelines and he has scored four goals and laid on four assists so far this season to help Hull to the top of the Championship.

Diame is in the final 18 months of his contract at Hull and should Steve Bruce’s side fail to win promotion back to the Premier League Palace are expected to rekindle their interest in the midfielder this summer.

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