Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is considering bolstering his attacking ranks with a new striker ahead of next season, and is keeping tabs on Krasnodar striker Fedor Smolov according to Sport Express.
Belgium international Christian Benteke failed to convince last term, scoring just three times in 31 league appearances, and their lack of quality firepower in front of goal saw them battle relegation for the majority of the campaign.
Smolov bagged 14 goals in 22 outings for the Russian side last term, and despite recently losing his starting spot to Dzyuba at the World Cup, he is expected to feature when they face Spain in the last-16.
Russia progressed to the round-of-16 in second place behind Uruguay after winning two and losing one of their group fixtures.
Despite the World Cup hosts scoring eight goals, Smolov is yet to get his name on the score sheet, but he bagged a brace in a 3-3 friendly against Spain last November, and would fancy his chances when they meet again.
Crystal Palace will be keeping an eye on the former Dynamo Moscow man against La Roja, and whether he scores or not, his tally of 52 league goals in 73 appearances over the last four campaigns suggests he could be the perfect man to lead their line going forward.