Crystal Palace are interested in signing defender Victor Nelssonfrom Danish club FC Copenhagen this summer. This is according to the report from media outlet EkstraBladet which also said that defender is interested in a move to the English top flight ahead of the new season.

Apart from Crystal Palace, Burnley have also been linked with a move for the FC Copenhagen player. 22-year-old Nelsson is widely regarded as the finest central defender in the Danish Superliga.

The aforementioned media report stated that FC Copenhagen won’t stand in the way of Nelsson who wants to test himself in the Premier League. The £9m-rated Copenhagen defender is said to also be a target for Burnley.

Nelsson is one of several targets on the Clarets transfer shortlist as they prepare for life without contract rebel James Tarkowski.

Tarkowskihas not signed a new deal at Turf Moor and he could leave the club this summer with Europa League campaigners Leicester City interested in the England international. West Ham United had a bid rejected for the Burnleycentre back last season.

Burnley might have an advantage over Crystal Palace in the race for Nelssonwith the player not keen on a move to Selhurst Park until a new manager has been appointed.

Palace are without a manager after the club parted ways with Roy Hodgson at the end of the season. Veteran managerHodgson left the South Londoners after his contract ran out.Hodgson led Crystal Palace to Premier League safety with many games to play during the just concluded season.

Several managerial options have been linked with the vacant managerial job including the likes of NunoEspirito Santo, Frank Lampard and many more.