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Premier League clubs are tracking down on Cameroon-born France defender Ibrahim Amadou who is currently playing with Lille in France.

The Cameroonian is seen as a possible replacement for Virgil Van Dijk who left Southampton for Liverpool in a world record fee for a defender.

The 25-year-old energetic center-back has been impressive since joining Lille four years ago thus attracting a number of Premier League outfits.

Amadou is adept at playing at both centre-half and as a holding midfielder.

In the 2017 summer transfer window, Amadou was a target for Crystal Palace however; he stayed with Lille as a result of a hefty sum of £16 million put as a price tag for the star defender.

Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion are also in the race to sign the defensive midfielder.

Amadou was born in Cameroon and raised in France. He is a French youth international, and was called up to the senior Cameroon national football team, whom he rejected

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