Crystal Palace set to come in with third and final bid for Bristol City's Albert Adomah
Crystal Palace are expected to make a third and final attempt to land Bristol City winger Albert Adomah before tonight's 11pm transfer deadline.
The Eagles switched to other targets after having two bids for Adomah turned down by their Championship rivals in the space of four days.
But the south London club are set to test City's resolve once more after their move to sign Peterborough winger George Boyd was hijacked.
Palace had an offer of £750,000 accepted by Posh, but a number of unnamed clubs came in with rival bids after Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony went public with details of his negotiations with the London club.
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In MacAnthony's words, Peterborough have accepted "multiple" bids and Boyd will now hold talks before deciding which offer to accept.
That has made Palace manager Ian Holloway even more determined to lure Adomah away from Ashton Gate.
But Adomah is currently playing for Ghana in the African Nations Cup in South Africa and his agent, Tony Finnigan, does not expect any deal to be done before the deadline.
That said, Adomah could join another Championship club on a short-term basis when the loan window opens on Friday, February 8.
A fee could be agreed with a portion paid up front and the move made permanent at the end of the season.
Although this may appeal to Palace and fellow suitors Bolton Wanderers, it is unlikely to happen, given that Adomah says he will only leave City to join a Premier League club.
Despite media speculation, there has been no top-flight interest in the Ghana winger since Swansea approached City last summer.
Once the January transfer window closes, Premier League clubs cannot bring players in, even on loan.