Crystal Palace are battling Bournemouth to sign Brentford star Ollie Watkins.

The winger is in demand after scoring 11 goals in his debut season with the Bees.

The 22-year-old could be a replacement for departed winger Bakary Sako, who rejected a new contract to stay at Selhurst Park last month.

Eagles ace Andros Townsend has also been heavily linked with a return to Newcastle.

Watkins only left Exeter to join Brentford last summer and has three years left on his contract.

The Evening Standard says Brentford would demand a fee in the region of £15m for Watkins’ services.