Crystal Palace have placed a bid in their attempts to secure the services of Algerian striker Islam Slimani, according to reports from Portuguese outlet Record (as cited by Sport Witness)
Following a fine first half to the season, Crystal Palace’s campaign has crumbled in recent times and the Eagles remain the only team in the English league to have failed to claim a single victory since the turn of the year.
While Palace are likely to avoid relegation, it is clear that manager Alan Pardew will need to strengthen his squad over the summer in order to stay clear of the drop next season and bringing in a new striker is likely to be a priority for the 54-year old.
It remains to be seen whether Emmanuel Adebayor will extend his stay at Selhurst Park beyond the end of the current campaign while the likes of Dwight Gayle and Marouane Chamakh are expected to depart the club for certain, leaving Connor Wickham as potentially the only available option.
Palace reportedly place a bid for Slimani
A number of players have been linked with a move to Palace over the past few weeks and one player who has consistently been touted to join the Eagles is Algerian star Islam Slimani.
Slimani had been linked with a £12million move to Palace during the January window but the transfer evidently did not come into fruition.
Nonetheless, reports linking Slimani to Palace continue to emerge and now according to reports from Portuguese news outlet Record, claims have been made that the Eagles have already placed a bid for the Sporting Lisbon striker with a view to a move in the summer.
The report does not state what amount Palace have offered and the likes of Everton, Leicester City and Trabzonspor all have been also credited with an interest in the striker who has scored 22 goals in 37 appearances so far this season.