Report: Newcastle United and Norwich City interested in Crystal Palace’s Gayle

Newcastle, Norwich and Derby County are all interested in signing Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle.

Newcastle and Norwich have joined Derby County in the race to sign Dwight Gayle, talkSPORT reports.

Gayle has played just one game since October, and it is expected that he will leave Palace this month, now that the transfer window has opened.

He has started just four Premier League games all season, failing to ever really capture the imagination of Alan Pardew, who even tried offloading him last summer.

The report confirms that Palace accepted an offer from Championship side Bristol City, although the 25-year-old decided to stay with the Eagles and fight for a first-team place. However, despite all of Palace’s woes in the striking department, Gayle has hardly featured.

Derby County have been linked with the forward since the end of last year, with the Derby Telegraph claiming that Gayle was a target for Paul Clement ahead of the window opening. Now that transfers can be completed, an offer from the Rams is expected.

The talkSPORT report indicates that they are still keen, but the Rams now face competition from Premier League sides Newcastle and Norwich City.

Both clubs have limited options in the attacking department, and believe that Gayle’s return of 12 goals in 55 league games with Palace is enough to make him a top level striker who can keep them in the Premier League this season.

There are no indications that any bids have yet been submitted to Palace regarding the transfer of Gayle.

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