With Liverpool and Manchester United said to be among the many admirers of Marc Guehi, Crystal Palace will be preparing to lose one of their prized assets this summer. 

According to the Telegraph, the club are coming up with a shortlists of potential replacements for the centre-back, who has also previously attracted the interest of Arsenal and Spurs.

Guehi has been indispensable for Palace since his arrival from Chelsea for £18m in 2021, making 108 appearances for the club and becoming an England international in the process.

With two years remaining on his contract, it is believed that his sale will gather a fee greater than the club record sale of Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £50m in 2019.

With that in mind we have rounded up a list of five centre-backs who could come in to take Guehi's place should he leave in the off-season.

Ronnie Edwards

Palace’s sporting director Dougie Freedman is a long-term admirer of highly-rated Peterborough United defender Ronnie Edwards, having already tried to sign the 20-year-old on two occasions.

Palace were unwilling to meet the club's £15m valuation in 2022, while a move this January also failed to materialise with Peterborough still holding out for £10m.

A sell-on clause in Edwards' contract requires Peterborough to pay his former club Barnet 50% of any fee they receive for the player, meaning they are trying to raise a particularly high sum.

As Edwards enters the final year of his contract this summer, it is likely that Freedman will make another attempt for the England under-20 international, with Peterborough under greater pressure to sell.

Perr Schuurs

Crystal Palace explored signing Torino centre-back Perr Schuurs last summer amid similar rumours linking Guehi away from the club.

The 24-year-old Dutchman joined from Ajax in the previous summer and enjoyed an impressive debut season in Italy making 30 appearances, with Torino valuing him at £34m.

Unfortunately Schuurs was unable to build on his first season this campaign, after an ACL injury suffered against Inter Milan in October ruled him out for six months.

It remains to be seen whether Palace still see Schuurs as a suitable replacement for Guehi, or if Torino will retain their original asking price.


Cristhian Mosquera

Another prospect who Palace see as a potential long-term replacement for Guehi is Valencia’s 19-year-old centre-back Cristhian Mosquera.

The teenager has impressed in his breakthrough season in Spain, making 25 league appearances and establishing himself as a vital member of the first team.

Palace made an approach for the Spaniard in January but a move never materialised.

Last week, Mosquera signed a contract extension with Valencia keeping him there until the summer of 2026, so Palace will face a higher fee if they are to attain his services.

Trevoh Chalobah

Crystal Palace could return to Chelsea to find a replacement for Guehi, after it was reported in January they were among a host of Premier League clubs interested in signing Trevoh Chalobah.

The 24-year-old centre-back has been injured for most of the season with a recurring hamstring issue, only receiving his first Premier League minutes this February.

Despite being used sparingly by Pochettino since his return, it is believed that Chalobah’s preference is to stay at Chelsea long-term and fight for his place.

However, it is expected that Chelsea will entertain offers for the defender this summer as they look to raise funds.


Finally, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Tuta could be an alternative option to replace Marc Guehi, reuniting him with Palace’s new manager Oliver Glasner.

While not formally linked with Palace, the 24-year-old Brazilian featured heavily under Glasner during his tenure in Frankfurt, including starting in their Europa League final victory over Rangers.

Having been a mainstay in Frankfurt’s defence ever since, Tuta fits the profile of player Palace will be looking to sign, as a versatile centre-back who is comfortable playing in a back three.

It is not yet known how involved Glasner will be in recruitment, but he might look to his former player as a viable option if given an influence in signings.