Crystal Palace have been linked with a January move for Sporting CP forward Islam Slimani.
The 27-year-old has impressed since joining the Portuguese side in 2013, scoring 34 goals in 76 appearances and seven in 10 this term..
Alan Pardew is keen to add some firepwoer to his forward line when the window opens with none of his current out and out strikers having found the net in the Premier League this term.
And after scoring just eight times in their last 10 league games, the Eagles see the Algeria international as the perfect player to get them firing.
However, Sporting’s £14 million price-tag is one that Palace are not keen to meet, with the South London side looking at paying more in the region of £10 million.