Report: Swansea City open talks with Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle

The Crystal Palace Eagle

Swansea City have been heavily linked with Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle.

According to a report published in the Mirror's live transfer feed at roughly 07.00am, Swansea City are said to have opened talks with Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gale over a deadline day move.

The report claims that the Swans have lodged a £7.5 million offer for his services, and that Alan Pardew’s men are happy to see him leave after deeming him surplus to requirements.

The former Peterborough United man has struggled for regular playing time this season, spending the majority of the campaign on the peripherals of the first-team eleven.

Gayle’s chances of breaking in the Eagles’ team suffered a further knock of late as the club tied up a short-term deal for Emmanuel Adebayor, pushing him further towards the exit door.

Swansea recently added to their striker ranks with the acquisition of Alberto Paloschi from Chievo, yet the Welsh club are keen for more as they seek more goals in their bid to avoid the drop.

Gayle would be a sound option for the Swans, with his pace, movement and finishing ability in the final third among the many attributes which should suit the club’s possession-based style.

The report in the Mirror goes on to say that Norwich City and Leicester City have both made enquiries for the 26-year-old, yet it is Swansea who are firmly in the driving seat at present.

Francesco Guidolin’s side sit just above the Premier League relegation zone, having won only four of their last 19 league games and scoring a total of 22 goals in 23 matches.

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