According to reports in France, Crystal Palace are leading the chase to sign Arsenal’s Yaya Sanogo on loan in January.
The France under-21 international found himself leading the line in the absence of Olivier Giroud in the early stages of the season, but has since dropped down the pecking order at the Emirates.
With Giroud returning, and new signings Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez also afforded chances to shine in the centre, it looks as though Arsene Wenger is eager for the 19-year-old to garner more Premier League game time in the second half of the season.
Palace and Arsenal aren’t strangers in the transfer market. The likes of Kenny Sansom, Andy Linighan, Eddie McGoldrick, Ian Wright, Ashley Cole and Jerome Thomas have all featured for both clubs.
In recent years the Eagles took Marouane Chamakh on loan before making the Moroccan a permanent signing and last year they even tried to partner him with Nicklas Bendtner.
It wouldn’t be surprising if other clubs come in for Sanogo, who recently bagged his first competitive goal for the Gunners against Borussia Dortmund.