Caulker set for Crystal Palace bid

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Tony Pulis is set to raid relegated Welsh club Cardiff City for England international Steven Caulker and striker Fraizer Campbell according to the Telegraph.

Steven Caulker, central defender who was impressive for Cardiff despite relegation, could be available for as little as £8m because of a release clause in his contract. Caulker, who arguably should’ve travelled to Brazil with England instead of Chris Smalling, is 22 and made the move from Tottenham Hotspur in search of first team football.

Caulker spent time on loan at Cardiff’s Welsh rivals Swansea City previously but scored the winner in the first ever Welsh Premier League Derby as the Bluebirds came out 1-0 winners. Palace though may face competition from QPR, Southampton, Arsenal and Liverpool as well as Tottenham who all wish to secure his services.

Campbell meanwhile also has a relegation release clause and this means he could be signed for around £800,000, a bid already on the table from Leicester City. Yannick Bolasie has also been offered a new contract with Crystal Palace as they try to tie up a deal with the midfielder.