West Ham and Crystal Palace battle for Barcelona defender
West Ham and newly promoted Crystal Palace will go head-to-head as they both attempt to bring Barcelona defender Marc Bartra to the Premier League.
The young centre-back is best known for his unexpectedly big role in Barca’s depleted backline for the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich.
The 22-year-old missed a couple of decent chances to grab an away goal during the semi-final first-leg defeat in Germany.
His contract expires next summer but the Catalan club want to tie him down to a new four-year deal before sending him out on loan, talkSPORT reports.
Both the Hammers and the Eagles would be keen to see Bartra bolster their defensive ranks.