Lille boss Christophe Galtier will reintegrate Ibrahim Amadou into his squad after the midfielder tried to force a move to Crystal Palace on transfer deadline day.

Amadou, captain of the French club, travelled to London in the hope of signing for the Eagles.

But Lille refused to sell their prized asset – leaving the 24-year-old devastated.

“I will speak with Ibrahim and we will help him get over his disappointment,” Galtier told L’Equipe.

“He is our captain and an important player. I see it as a very important role.

“He was in London yesterday, you (the media) alerted me to that.

“The good thing is that with the (Channel) Tunnel, you can go shopping there on your afternoon off.

“I’m joking, but this situation is becoming common. I had it with Dimitri Payet, who took the train to Paris thinking he could sign there when he was playing for St Etienne.

“Ibrahim took the precaution of going to London in anticipation of the green light from Lille and an agreement with Crystal Palace but it was clear from five or six days ago that no one was leaving in the winter window.

“The president (Gerard Lopez) and directors had decided to give the club every chance of getting out of our difficult situation and we ignored all offers for our players. That shows we value them.”