Report: Crystal Palace weighing up January loan for Bournemouth's Jermain Defoe

Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at American Express Community Stadium on December 4,...

Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest and Wigan Athletic are also said to want the reported Crystal Palace target.

Jermain Defoe of Bournemouth during a training session at Vitality Stadium on December 7, 2018 in Bournemouth, England.

Crystal Palace are weighing up a January loan for the Bournemouth striker, Jermain Defoe, who is also a target for Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest and Wigan Athletic, according to the Sun.

Defoe has found opportunities limited at Bournemouth this season, and the newspaper reports the 36-year-old is considering leaving in search of more game time.


Meanwhile, Crystal Palace's centre forwards have failed to contribute a single Premier League goal all campaign.

And the chance to remain in England's top flight - not to mention a return to his native London - with Palace, may appeal to Defoe more than a move to the Championship with Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest or Wigan.

Jermain Defoe of AFC Bournemouth celebrates with teammates Marc Pugh and Dan Gosling after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Watford and AFC Bournemouth...

Defoe is claimed to earn £65,000-a-week at Bournemouth, and the Eagles are perhaps the most likely of all to match that, which may have a bearing on the Cherries' decision.

The former England international remains under contract on the south coast until 2020.

Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest, Wigan or somewhere else - where do you see the Bournemouth striker going in January?

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