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Crystal Palace chief Freedman in personal check on Celtic midfielder O'Riley


 Crystal Palace are scouting Celtic midfielder Matt O'Riley.

The Sun says Palace technical director Dougie Freedman watched former Fulham youth star O'Riley in Champions League action against RB Leipzig last week.

O'Riley has flown under the radar in his career, heading to Scotland from MK Dons and being picked up by Denmark for their under-21s squad after previously playing for England youth sides.

However, shrewd judges think the 21-year-old's all-round talent would be suited to the Premier League — and Palace are looking for a midfield addition.

Their hopes of bringing back old boy Conor Gallagher from Chelsea are growing slimmer and the Eagles may have to go elsewhere to boost their options.

O'Riley has impressed in Scotland since making a £1.5million move to Celtic in January, and he has caught the eye of several Prem clubs.

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