Report: Crystal Palace line up Hal Robson-Kanu to replace Yannick Bolasie

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu

Bolasie remains linked with a move away and Crystal Palace have pinpointed a replacement.

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates at the end of the match

Crystal Palace are interested in signing Hal-Robson Kanu for free, as speculation continues to persist over the future of Yannick Bolasie, according to the Daily Mirror.

Bolasie was the subject of an £18m bid by Everton, which was rejected by the Eagles, but it is believed the Toffees will return with a higher bid for the 27-year-old.

Palace boss Alan Pardew is said to be willing to part with the DR Congo international as a way of financing a move for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, who is available for around £32m.

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

On the prospect of replacing Bolasie, Pardew has identified Robson-Kanu as a potential target.

The former Reading player was released by the Championship side at the end of last season, but remains in demand after a fantastic showing for Wales as part of their journey to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

A versatile forward, Robson-Kanu was deployed as a striker during the European Championships and scored twice, including an unbelievable 'Cruyff turn' against Belgium.

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu scores their second goal

He can also operate on the left and right wing and across nearly 200 appearances for Reading, where he began his career, he struck 24 times.

Despite being released by Reading earlier in the summer, Robson-Kanu was a world-beater at Euro 2016 and since the tournament's end, he has reportedly been approached by Hull City and a number of clubs in China, but has yet to make a decision on his future.

While Bolasie's potential departure from the club may be a blow to the South London side, Robson-Kanu could more than fill the void, possessing enough pace, composure and unpredictability on the ball to make him a success at Selhurst Park.

England's Gary Cahill in action with Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu

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