Crystal Palace have opened talks with Chinese side Dalian Yifang over the potential loan addition of Yannick Carrasco this month, according to Sky Sports.
The Eagles have been relatively quiet this month, despite Roy Hodgson requesting new players arrive at Selhurst Park to bolster this squad.
Palace have landed Cenk Tosun on loan from Everton and it looks as though the London club are not finished there in efforts to add to the side’s attacking options.
Carrasco is one of a host of high-profile players to head to the Far East in search of a lucrative pay day, but with the Chinese Premier League set to change their salary regulations, a move back to Europe looks on the cards.
The report suggests that the Belgium international wants to leave Dalian, that talks between Palace and the Asian club are ongoing but it is unclear whether the winger is interested in a switch to Selhurst Park.
On first impression, the potential addition of Carrasco to the Palace ranks is an exciting one.
The Eagles play a fast-paced brand of counter-attacking football, with Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha the main threats.
Adding Carrasco’s ability, pedigree and experience to the Palace forward line is a mouth-watering proposition and the Selhurst Park fans will hope a deal can be concluded before next Friday’s deadline.
The Eagles have had a good season in 2019-20 but their form has dropped off in recent weeks, with the London club currently sitting in 11th position in the Premier League standings on 30 points.
That said, Palace have not won in their last six games in all competitions, sparking the desire for fresh faces from Hodgson and the club’s supporters.