With the loan market coming to a close, Middlesbrough have just over one week to secure any deals for the season.
The Championship outfit have been heavily linked with moves for Everton duo Yannick Bolasie and Muhamed Besic.
Now, another Premier League has entered the fray in the form of Jason Puncheon, who can play on either wing or through the middle.
According to football insider Graeme Bailey, Boro manager Tony Pulis has now turned his attention to Puncheon.
It is believed that if the club convince Bolasie to move to the Riverside Stadium, then the versatile Palace player is likely to also agree to a move.
Middlesbrough close to sealing Yannick Bolasie loan deal – big breakthrough for Tony Pulis if they can get it done, still wants another four before end of the month – a new name on the radar is Jason Puncheon, and having Bolasie on board would only help in landing him too.
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) August 20, 2018
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Puncheon has been at Selhurst Park since 2014 when he made the move from Southampton.
In recent seasons, though, the 32-year-old has struggled for game time, and in the 2017-18 campaign he made just 10 top-flight appearances, only six of which were starts.
On Twitter, some Boro fans have assessed whether signing Puncheon would be a good option, and the reaction is divided.
Jesus Christ if we get puncheon, besic and bolasie I’m putting my house on Boro straight promotion!UTFB🔴😎
— SCOTT BAIN 🇬🇧 (@Scottbain7) August 20, 2018
Puncheon above his weight if he thinks hel get in the current team
— Lewis Holmes (@LeWJeW92) August 20, 2018
— listelrooy (@listyBoro) August 20, 2018
Get the deal done
— MichaelSimpson (@kingsim83) August 20, 2018
Thought he was a midfielder. Think he played there for Palace at times last season and he looked slow then. He will just be another Downing. No pace, but creative!
— Seth Rollins BAY BAY (@SethTrollinsGHC) August 20, 2018
we’re in dreamland atm
— danny (@wannydelsh) August 20, 2018
Lol. We don’t sign players… silly billies
— RobWinn | You’re no good to me dead! (@CaravanRob) August 20, 2018