EXCLUSIVE by Pete O’Rourke

Crystal Palace are in advanced talks to sign Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa on loan, Football Insider understands.

Palace officials have in Spain this week to try and thrash out a deal for Camarasa and those talks have been positive.

A source at the Eagles has told Football Insider that the club have progressed well in personal negotiations with the 25-year-old and he is on the verge of agreeing a move back to England.

Betis are happy to loan out Camarasa with the stipulation in the deal that the move becomes permanent if Palace stay up this season.

Camarasa impressed on loan at Cardiff last season, scoring five goals and providing four assists in the Premier League.

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A number of clubs, including Burnley have expressed an interest in Camarasa this summer, but Palace are on the brink of securing the attacking midfielder’s signature after behind-the-scenes talks.

Palace have so far only signed Jordan Ayew and Stephen Henderson this summer and Eagles boss Roy Hodgson will be keen to finalise a deal for Camarasa to add to his attacking options.

In other Crystal Palace news, it can be REVEALED that the club have tabled an eight-figure bid for a forward after a long-term pursuit.