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Tony Pulis eyeing Championship star as first signing

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Newly appointed Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is ready to make a £6million move for Blackburn goal machine Jordan Rhodes in order to avoid relegation, according to the Mirror.

It is understood that Pulis will be given funds to purchase a new striker in the January transfer window, with Rhodes having been identified as the main transfer target.

Since Rhodes arrival from Huddersfield in the 2012 summer transfer window the Scottish international has gone on to score 39 goals in 66 games for Blackburn in all competitions.

The south London club have found goals in the Premier League hard to come by so far, with the attacking partnership of Dwight Gayle and Marouane Chamakh having only scored three goals between the two of them in 12 Premier League fixtures.

One of Pulis' first jobs as Ian Holloway's successor was to send out a scout to watch Rhodes in action against Reading and is hopeful that a bid in the region of £6million could prompt Blackburn owners Venky's to sell.

The former Stoke manager has also been boosted by the news that striker Glenn Murray, who has been out for the last six months with a knee injury, will resume training in the new year.

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