Crystal Palace to replace Chamakh with Serie A star

Crystal Palace are ready to make another move for Fiorentina’s Khouma Babacar according to The Mirror, with the London club eager to sign the powerful striker this summer.

The Eagles are believed to have made an enquiry over the 23-year-old’s availability in January but were told in no uncertain terms that the African attacker would not be leaving the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Palace have had issues in the centre forward position this term, with no-one standing up and scoring consistently to take the Selhurst Park to the next level.

Conor Wickham continues to play well without being prolific in front of goal while Emmanuel Adebayor has been something of an unpredictable entity.

Babacar is not guaranteed a first-team slot at Fiorentina and as such could well be tempted by a move to the Premier League.

The report suggests the Senegalese starlet is valued at around the £8 million mark and would be brought to the club to replace Marouane Chamakh.