Palace transfer news: Strikers linked; Gabbidon and Bolasie reportedly in demand

Tony Pulis continues his pursuit of players to help strengthen his Eagles side.

On a day when it was reported that Crystal Palace have the biggest squad in Europe, it doesn't look like it will be getting bigger any time soon.

Tony Pulis is still yet to make a signing for the club. It seems as if a few may have to be offloaded first to give him more room to move in the market. He has apparently turned his attentions towards Danish striker Simon Makienok who plays for Brondby.

Pulis has called on chairman Steve Parish and sporting director Iain Moody to get on with the transfers as he needs a nucleus of new arrivals to boost the club. It seems as if Palace are now certainly suffering from the influx of transfers Ian Holloway made in the summer, with many having had little impact.

"We're hoping and praying we can bring some players in. We really need to bring some players in and that will strengthen us," said the manager.

"The lads are waiting for a few to come in as well and we'll kick on from there."

"That's not for me to say, that's for Steve and Ian to continue to handle."

The Daily Mail now reports that Palace have joined Stoke in the race to sign Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere. The Ligue 1 side are reportedly asking for a fee of around £6 million. He has scored eight goals for Monaco so far this season and it would represent quite a coup for Palace given Monaco's financial backing.

In the same article The Daily Mail also reports that Pulis has considered Stoke City's Peter Crouch, Jon Walters, and Ipswich Town's David McGoldrick as solutions to the striker problem.

In terms of outgoings, Serie A side Fiorentina are reportedly interested in Yannick Bolasie. They had him scouted in the match against Tottenham Hotspur recently and were so impressed that they asked about the player's availability.

Daniel Gabbidon is also in demand with plenty of clubs reportedly interested in him. Various sources have claimed that Norwich City, Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich Town, and Leicester City are interested in the 34-year-old.

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