According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (print edition; 24th December 2017; page 61), Crystal Palace are keeping a keen eye on Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski in case they miss out on their number one target during the January transfer window.
The Eagles currently find themselves in a position in the Premier League table that few would have expected after their dreadful start to the campaign, and with a decent unbeaten run still going, it appears that Roy Hodgson's side may be able to keep themselves well away from the relegation zone this season.
Nevertheless, with just two points separating them from the bottom three, they still find themselves in a precarious position, and thus, the January window is still a crucial one for the club.
Should they miss out on the German however, The Sun on Sunday suggests that Crystal Palace will look at Bialkowski, with Hodgson already reaching out to the Championship side about a potential move.
Bialkowski is an experienced campaigner in the Football League, having played for the likes of Southampton and Notts County before arriving at Portman Road, but he is yet to play at the highest level.
The 30-year-old has been an ever-present for the Tractor Boys this term, and they have enjoyed some success, with the side sat 10th in the table just three points off the play-off places.
Interestingly however, Ipswich boast the worst defensive record of any team in the top-half in the second tier, with 33 goals conceded in 23 games.