Crystal Palace to sign £22m midfield star amid Man Utd & Newcastle United links

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Crystal Palace are closing in on the signing of Blackburn Rovers midfielder Adam Wharton, who had been linked with several clubs including Manchester United.

The 19-year-old is set to sign for Crystal Palace for £22million having completed his medical on Wednesday. That's according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who tweeted: "Crystal Palace are preparing contracts for Adam Wharton deal to be signed and announced. "Medical completed [Wednesday] in London."

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A number of top flight clubs had been linked with a move including United, Newcastle United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

What has the Blackburn Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson said about his future?

"We know what I think about Adam, he is a great player and I enjoy working with him daily," he said. "We know there are a lot of rumours. Adam is a great player, and maybe, one day an England player in time. There's a chance he could go away, that's football, that is life.

"We know our Rovers family are proud of Adam if he plays here or another club. Will that be tomorrow, in the summer or the next year? Let's wait and see. Everyone is ambitious, Adam enjoys playing our kind of football. If a player gets the opportunity to play Premier League football, it's not a difficult choice.

"What I said before, there was a bid and the club said no. That was a good choice. There are a few days left and hopefully, we'll get some signings in those days."

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