Crystal Palace are monitoring Inter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa according to reports.

The 23-year-old has impressed whilst on loan at Flamengo in his native Brazil after flopping at the Italian giants since his £27million move in 2016.

Scoring 23 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions, ‘Gabigol’ has been rejuvenated in his homeland and his form has alerted Crystal Palace to his services.

According to Italian media platform PassionInter, Palace are monitoring the former Santos hotshot and will sound out the possibility of landing the star in January.

Flamengo have reportedly got an agreement in place to make the move permanent according to Corriere dello Sport, with a fee of around £20million and with Inter maintaining a 20% sell on clause is he were sold on.

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The Selhurst Park outfit could hi-jack the move however should they make a greater offer, a possibility considering they parted with little of the £50million they received from the Aaron Wan-Bissaka deal that saw the defender move to Manchester United in the summer.

Eagles boss Roy Hodgson has been transparent in his wishes of landing a goal-scorer, with the club expected to make moves in the window.

“It’s something I’m sure we’re looking to put right at some stage at the earliest opportunity, but at the moment it’s not going to be easy to do that and we’re going to have to work hard for our goals as a team.”

“We’d like to score more but we’ve not been a prolific goalscoring team in these two years, but everybody who watches us regularly or knows the club well enough understands that we haven’t really had someone who is a renowned goalscorer in the team.”

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Other names that have been mooted as potential signings are that of Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi and Francesco Caputo from Sassuolo.

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