The 27-year-old recently had a trial at Serie A side Livorno but decided against a move to Italy.
Marange, who has enjoyed loan spells at French clubs Nancy and Le Havre, has reportedly turned down offers from a host of suitors across Europe.
And it now appears as though the Premier League newcomers will be his destination of choice.
"I went there (Livorno), I met with their leaders," he is quoted as saying by L'Equipe.
"The project was interesting, it was playing 3-5-2, a formation I like. But after thinking, I chose Crystal Palace.
"I also had some contact with Brugge and Dynamo Moscow. I refused some proposals.
"Just ask any player where he dreams of signing and he will tell you the Premier League. This really is the best championship in the world."
Get the best features, fun and footballing frolics straight to your inbox every week.
Thank you for signing up to Four Four Two. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.