John Obi Mikel left the Premier League two years ago but could make a shock return with Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace.
The newly-signed Rangers striker reunites with his former teammate Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.
Crystal Palace are desperate to bring in a striker this month.
The 25-year-old striker, linked to Middlesbrough and Sunderland, has been described as "an impatient person" by the Eagles boss.
Crystal Palace should try to sign Everton's Cenk Tosun after Roy Hodgson confirmed their potential deal for Liverpool's Dominic Solanke is off.
The Crystal Palace boss, who masterminded a 3-2 win at the Etihad, has warned the Reds that they will most likely face the same fate this season.
£32m striker Christian Benteke has scored just three Premier League goals in Crystal Palace colours since joining from Liverpool in 2016.
Reports suggest that Crystal Palace are tempted by a loan move for AS Roma's Patrik Schick.
The Crystal Palace man hopes Roy Hodgson sticks with his front two when they host Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.
Crystal Palace have struggled in the final third this season.
Everton manager Sam Allardyce is under increasing pressure.
Crystal Palace are reportedly closing in on Diego Cavalieri.
Roy Hodgson admitted he had directed “spiteful” words at the referee, Andre Marriner, after watching the Brighton striker Glenn Murray put his Crystal Palace team out of the FA Cup with a potentially controversial late winner for 2-1. But Hodgson changed his tune entirely after being assured that Murray had not used his hand to ease the ball over the line. The assurances came via the Video Assistant Referee, which had been used for the first time in an English club match.