Dwight Gayle wanted by Burnley and Leicester City in January

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Leicester City and Burnley - two relegation threatened clubs - are in the hunt for unsettled Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle, who is allegedly keen on a move away from Selhurst Park.

His appearances have never shown any consistency since arriving at Palace from Peterborough United in 2013 and whether it has been Keith Millen, Ian Holloway, Tony Pulis or Neil Warnock in charge, the 25-year-old has rarely featured in the starting line-up for three consecutive games.

With an unhealthy 31 appearances for the Eagles, his nine goals are still not enough to persuade manager Warnock to give him yet another chance.

However, it seems as though every time the former Posh frontman is given a chance to play, he scores, but is subjected to an unwanted position on the bench in the next game.

With six goals in all competitions this season, including a hat-trick against Walsall in the Capital One Cup, Gayle's services are still not taking the fancy of Warnock and he only featured in the last 13 minutes of the 1-1 draw with Stoke City at the weekend as a replacement for Marouane Chamakh.

The striker finally revealed his displeasure at Selhurst Park on social media when he negatively confirmed "gutted to not start today, disappointing result" after the draw.

Of course, Gayle assisted in the architecture of Liverpool's downfall in the title race last season. Two goals in the last ten minutes fired Palace onto an almost impossible 3-3 draw against the big boys which earned him the attention he so desperately needed and of course drowned the Reds' chances of lifting the trophy.

Due to revealing his discomfort with the Eagles, Burnley and Leicester have their ears pricked, according to the Daily Mirror, as they desperately hunt for a talismanic goalscorer to rescue their relegation threatened seasons. 

More goals needed

Leicester, without a win since their landmark 5-3 butchering of Manchester United in September have been struggling to hit the back of the net recently with Leonardo Ulloa's dip in form, so the signature of Gayle could shine the light at the end of the tunnel for the Foxes.

On the other hand, Burnley seem to have found the right gear at the moment having now won three games after their much needed triumph against Hull in November. The thought of such a deadly strike force featuring Dwight Gayle and Danny Ings is almost enough to guarantee the Clarets' safety, but Sean Dyche will have to endure the painstaking obstacle course of landing the player before that partnership can be put into action.

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