Report: Crystal Palace demand £10m for Dwight Gayle after Callum Wilson rejection

Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace - 23/02/2014

Crystal Palace may be looking to overhaul their striking options this summer.

According to The Sun, Crystal Palace have failed in a move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson - and will now ask the Cherries to pay £10m if they want to sign Dwight Gayle.

The Eagles were sensational in the second half of the Premier League season, flourishing after Alan Pardew's arrival as manager as the former Newcastle boss won 12 of his first 21 games in charge.

Having finished in tenth place, Palace are now looking to kick on in the Premier League, and in order to do so, will need new arrivals this summer.

Improving the striking options at Pardew's disposal should be a priority given that Yaya Sanogo has returned to Arsenal at the end of his loan deal, whilst Shola Ameobi is out of contract at Selhurst Park.

It's therefore little surprise to read that The Sun believe Palace had an enquiry for Bournemouth star Wilson rejected, with the Cherries unsurprisingly keen to keep the 23-year-old after his 22 goals fired Eddie Howe's men to promotion to the Premier League.

Additionally, Bournemouth are reportedly interested in signing Eagles forward Dwight Gayle, given how he has slipped down the pecking order at Palace - and whilst Bournemouth are allegedly ready to pay £6m to land the former Peterborough man, Pardew wants £10m having been snubbed in his pursuit of Wilson.

The difference in valuation for Gayle could end up forcing Bournemouth to switch their interest to another target, with Pardew seemingly still keen to keep Gayle around at Palace.

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