Crystal Palace's Dwight Gayle subject of £7.5 million bid from Swansea City

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Swansea City have tabled a £7.5 million bid for Crystal Palace's Dwight Gayle, according to the Guardian.

The Swans are keen to bolster their chances of Premier League survival by adding firepower to their attack, and see the 25-year-old as the ideal addition.

Gayle, who has rarely featured for the Eagles this season and scored just four goals, all coming in the Capital One Cup, has become surplus to requirements at Selhurst Park, even more so following Emmanuel Adebayor's arrival.


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The deal itself could cause complications, though, due to a sell-on clause in Gayle's contract that would see former club Peterborough United, who Palace paid £3.5 million in 2013, receive some of the transfer fee.

Swansea face stiff competition for the Englishman too, with league leaders Leicester City and Alex Neill's Norwich also reportedly interested. 

Gayle's arrival at the Liberty Stadium would certainly be timely given the speculation surrounding Andre Ayew's future. The Ghanaian signed for Swansea just last summer but is reportedly a target of Sunderland's who, according to the Daily Mail, are considering an offer involving £12 million and Fabio Borini. 

Palace manager Alan Pardew may be reluctant to sell Gayle, though, given the recent lack of goals scored in south London and the the various injuries to have struck.

The striker came close to sealing a £9 million move to Bristol City last summer but decided to stay at Palace. More game time in the Premier League could be too good to turn down this time round, though.

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