Crystal Palace target £9m Fiorentina star to boost striking options

first_img1 Crystal Palace are interested in Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar, claim reports in Italy.The Eagles were in the running to sign Simone Zaza from Juventus, but are now well down the pecking order in the race to land the in-demand striker.And, according to Sky Italia, Palace have instead made initial contact with Fiorentina over Babacar’s availability this month.Alan Pardew has made a striker his top priority during this transfer window and the south London club are prepared to shell out around £9m for the 22-year-old.The Senegal international has scored six goals in 14 appearances this season for the Italian club but reports are suggesting he has become unsettled in Florence and would be open to a move to the Premier League. Khouma Babacar last_img read more