Mohamed Sissoko rejects West Ham United to join Crystal Palace?

Paris Saint-Germain's Mohamed Sissoko in action during a friendly match against Chelsea on July 27, 2013
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Former Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko reportedly snubs the chance to join West Ham United as talks over a free transfer to Crystal Palace continue.

Crystal Palace are reportedly nearing the capture of former Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko on a free transfer.

The Malian international is without a club after being released by Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

West Ham United were thought to be favourites to sign the 29-year-old, but the London Evening Standard claims that his move to Upton Park broke down over a failure to agree personal terms.

His agent Jose Segui has denied that a deal with Palace has been finalised but talks are apparently ongoing, with Palace manager Tony Pulis keen to bring in Sissoko on a short-term contract.

Sissoko made 87 appearances in a three-year spell at Anfield and has since spent time at Juventus, PSG and Fiorentina.

Dedryck Boyata of Manchester City competes with Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace during the Barclays Premier League match on December 28, 2013
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