Report: Crystal Palace and Southampton enquire about Kevin Gameiro after rivals' failed bid

Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Burnley at Selhurst Park on January 13, 2018 in London, England.

Swansea City have been joined by fellow Premier League survival hopefuls Southampton and Crystal Palace in the chase for the Atletico Madrid striker.

Atletico Madrid's forward from France Kevin Gameiro (L) and Qarabag's defender from Albania Ansi Agolli vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between...

Hold your hats everyone; Kevin Gameiro does not want to swap Atletico Madrid for the side stuck to the bottom of the Premier League table.

According to The Mail (live blog, 12.56pm), Swansea City have been rebuffed in their attempts to lure the French striker to the Liberty Stadium this month after launching an eye-catching bid for the £25 million-rated goal-scorer.

But the paper reports that Swansea are not the only club making an ambitious approach for Gameiro this month.

Atletico Madrid's French forward Kevin Gameiro celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Spanish league football match between SD Eibar and Club Atletico de Madrid at the...

Crystal Palace and Southampton are also in need of a striker capable of firing them to safety and have both enquired about Gameiro’s availability.

The former PSG star may not have set the world alight since joining Atletico from Sevilla for around £30 million in the summer of 2016 but his rapid pace and clinical one-on-one finishing means he could take on talismanic status at either Palace or Southampton.

Kevin Gameiro of France in action during the International Friendly match between France and Ivory Coast held at Stade Felix Bollaert Deleis on November 15, 2016 in Lens, France.

Roy Hodgson’s Eagles are desperately in need of an alternative to Christian Benteke, who has only netted once all season.

Southampton, meanwhile, are crying out for a speedy and effective centre-forward with the struggles of Shane Long and Manolo Gabbiadini well documented.

The Mail, however, rather crucially adds that Gameiro would only consider signing for a club in the top six. And with Swansea, Southampton and Palace all in the bottom half, don’t expect Gameiro to be packing his bags so soon.

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