As Crystal Palace don’t have a game until January 15 (when they take on Chelsea), the Eagles have plenty of time to work on their squad in the winter window. Will anyone be brought in or moved on in the next month?
Palace are one of several Premier League clubs who are said to be ‘monitoring’ a former Arsenal breakthrough prospect. With 13 goals in 19 Championship games, his ability to find the back of net has turned the heads of multiple top scouts.
Additionally, the Eagles are looking to move one of their youngsters out on loan. A couple of clubs have already registered their interest, with reports suggesting that one of them may have already submitted a bid.
Crystal Palace ‘monitoring’ Chuba Akpom
Crystal Palace are among the Premier League clubs who are thought to be ‘monitoring’ Middlesbrough’s Chuba Akpom, according to the Mail Online.
Everton and Southampton are the other two clubs who the source understands are interested in the 27-year-old. He’s scored 13 goals and notched up a solitary assist in his 19 league games this season for Boro. Recently, he scored a hat-trick against Wigan Athletic on Boxing Day - could a step up to the Premier League be on the cards?
Palace willing to move Malcolm Ebiowei out on loan
Both Hull City (Evening Standard) and Queens Park Rangers (West London Sport) are reportedly keen on bringing Malcolm Ebiowei in on loan. The Evening Standard mentions that Hull have already submitted a bid for the youngster - however, this has yet to be confirmed by the club.
Regardless, manager Liam Rosenior did admit that Hull were interested in the prospect of bringing Ebiowei in on loan (Hull Live). He said: “It’s difficult and deals within football change from one hour to the next. We’re in a really, really good place with it and it just takes time.
“He’s a really, really good player and with really good players you have to work extra hard to get them in. Honestly, I think he’s going to go to the top and it’s also whether Crystal Palace see fit to let him go.”