Sunderland reject Crystal Palace bid for Patrick van Aanholt

Patrick van Aanholt celebrates during the game between Spurs and Sunderland on January 16, 2016
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Sunderland manager David Moyes reveals that the club have rejected an offer from Crystal Palace for full-back Patrick van Aanholt.

Sunderland manager David Moyes has revealed that the club have turned down an offer for full-back Patrick van Aanholt.

Van Aanholt is one of just four players to have scored for the Black Cats in the Premier League this season, with his three goals putting him behind only Jermain Defoe in the club's scoring charts.

That form has led Palace to lodge a bid for the Dutchman, a move which would see Van Aanholt reunite with former Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce at Selhurst Park.

However, Moyes insists that his best players are not for sale and confirmed that they had rejected the bid, which is thought to be in the region of £7m.

"I want to keep all my good players and build. Van Aanholt is a really important player for us. He's done very well," he told reporters.

Van Aanholt joined Sunderland from Chelsea in 2014 and has since gone on to make almost 100 appearances for the Black Cats.

Jermain Defoe of Sunderland leaves the pitch with the match ball after scoring a hat-trick during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Sunderland and Exeter City at Stadium of Light on August 25, 2015 in Sunderland, England.
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