Premier League clubs can no longer afford to miss the opportunity to strengthen their squads in the transfer window, or they risk falling behind their competition.

And this January is no different for Crystal Palace.

The only significant transfer activity so far this month has been an outgoing, with Jack Butland departing for Manchester United on loan for the rest of the season.


An important factor for the club to consider is the eight players whose contracts expire at the end of the season.

These are Wilfred Zaha, Jordan Ayew, James Tomkins, Joel Ward, Nathaniel Clyne, James McArthur, Jack Butland, Luka Milivojevic and Nathan Ferguson.

While Ayew is expected to re-sign and Zaha’s future will likely be decided when the season ends, there are some interesting discisions to be made.

But in terms of incomings in this window, here are some of the names that Palace are said to be considering bringing to Selhurst Park to bolster Patrick Vieira's side. 


Haji Wright


The 24-year-old American forward is apparently close to a move to London from Turkey.

But Antalyaspor president Aziz Cetin has said that there is more than one offer on the table for Wright, so Palace face some competition, with Haji expected to cost in the region of £10million. 

It's easy to see why many clubs admire Wright given his age and his fruitful start to the season, scoring 10 goals.


Dango Ouattara


Another forward reportedly being targeted by Palace is the Lorient striker Dango Ouattara, but The Eagles again face stiff competition from a number of clubs.

According to, is as many as five Premier League clubs are said to tracking the striker, while the Athletic has reported that Bournemouth were in talks with the French club.


Chuba Akpom


The third striker on this list is Chuba Akpom. The former Arsenal academy player is the Championship top scorer so far this season and has been vital to the Middlesbrough revival under Michael Carrick.

The 27-year-old has 13 league goals and is another player being chased by multiple clubs. But with Middlesborough currently sitting fifth in the Championship and chasing promotion, it could be that he ends up staying in a bid to take Boro back to the top flight.   


Aaron Wan-Bissaka


A bid to welcome the out-of-favour defender back to Selhurst Park may have hit a bump last night when Diogo Dalot was forced to leave the field injured for Manchester United.

He was replaced by Wan-Bissaka, who has enjoyed an upturn in form since the World Cup.

Any move away would require United to sign a replacement and with the Glazers unwilling to spend with the club up for sale, Palace might have to wait if they want to bring Wan-Bissaka back to the club where he launched his career.