During the summer transfer window, Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira
had identified Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Djibril Sow
as a quality addition to his squad. However, Palace took its sweet time to table a bid for Sow, and the club's deadline-day approach for the midfielder has resulted in failure. While Palace is still interested in Sow, it will have to wait for the transfer window to open in January before it can approach Frankfurt again.Palace's midfield is in dire need of strengthening after it lost Connor Gallagher
at the end of last season. Gallagher had arrived from Chelsea on loan and went on to become the club's player of the season after consistently impressing as a box-to-box midfielder with an eye for goal. While Vieira wanted to sign Gallagher on a permanent contract, Chelsea was against the idea as Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has plans to give Gallagher more playing time this season. Palace has signed former Lens midfielder Cheick Doucoure
and even though he has impressed so far, one more addition would have brought relief to Vieira.25-year-old Sow has made quite an impression since joining Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019. While Sow has a contract with the Bundesliga outfit until the summer of 2024, it's reportedly believed that the right offer could tempt the club to let him go. During Frankfurt's deadline-day talks with Palace, it had asked for around 23 million euros for Sow. However, the clubs were unable to come to an agreement.According to reports, Sow wasn't too intent on leaving Frankfurt as he feels settled in the team. Additionally, he has the opportunity to impress in the Champions League this season after Frankfurt qualified for the competition after lifting the 2021/22 Europa League trophy. Crystal Palace is fighting for a finish in the top half of the Premier League and simply doesn't have the caliber of offering European football to Sow in the near future.