Report: Crystal Palace to target James McCarthy in January after failed loan bid, Flamini targeted

Tottenham's Danny Rose in action with Everton's James McCarthy

Crystal Palace will reportedly make another move for James McCarthy in January.

Liverpool's Adam Lallana in action with Everton's James McCarthyLiverpool's Adam Lallana in action with Everton's James McCarthy

According to the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace will renew their interest in signing Everton midfielder James McCarthy during the January transfer window.

Palace missed out on the signing of Jack Wilshere on deadline day, and the Eagles were also unable to do a deal for McCarthy.

Crystal Palace manager Alan PardewCrystal Palace manager Alan Pardew

The Republic of Ireland international has seemingly lost his place in the Everton midfield to summer signing Idrissa Gueye, and his future was placed into doubt on deadline day.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Everton had planned to sign midfielder Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United in a £30m deal, but missed out to Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the last minute.

Tottenham's Danny Rose in action with Everton's James McCarthyTottenham's Danny Rose in action with Everton's James McCarthy

It's stated that, having missed out on Sissoko's signature, Everton blocked McCarthy's proposed season-long loan move to Selhurst Park, even after Palace agreed to pay a £3m loan fee for the player.

The 25-year-old has made almost 100 Premier League appearances for the Toffees since signing from Wigan Athletic in 2013, and would have been a shrewd signing for Palace having sold Mile Jedinak to Aston Villa earlier this summer.

Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini looks dejected after missing a chanceMathieu Flamini looks dejected after missing a chance for Arsenal

The report adds that Palace will renew their interest in McCarthy in January as they look to reunite him with his former Hamilton and Wigan team-mate James McArthur.

However, in the time between now and January, Palace will look free agent stop-gaps, with former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini the club's current target in a bid to add some Premier League experience to the midfield after Jedinak's exit.

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