In­the know

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - By Neil Fissler

CRYS­TAL PALACE are keep­ing tabs on Bris­tol City winger Al­bert Adomah as a po­ten­tial re­place­ment for Wil­fred Zaha.

The Ea­gles are bat­tling to keep hold of the Eng­land in­ter­na­tional when the trans­fer win­dow opens next week with Manch­ester United and Ar­se­nal ex­pected to make moves.

Ian Hol­loway has said that he isn’t in­ter­ested in sell­ing Zaha but has drawn up plans for a re­place­ment should his hand be forced and he sells.

Lam­beth-born Adomah is at the top of his shop­ping list hav­ing started his ca­reer at Har­row Bor­ough be­fore sign­ing for Bar­net.

Adomah moved to Ash­ton Gate in July 2010 for a bargain £150,000 and would now com­mand a fee of ten times that amount.

He is un­der con­tract to the Ash­ton Gate out­fit un­til 2014 but Hol­loway is known to be an ad­mirer.

Ghana in­ter­na­tional Adomah was a tar­get for Swansea City last sum­mer and Michael Lau­drup could be in­ter­ested should he come onto the mar­ket.

The Ea­gles be­lieve that Zaha is key to main­tain­ing their push for the Pre­mier League but are real­is­tic enough to know he is at­tract­ing se­ri­ous in­ter­est.

Hol­loway has been keep­ing tabs on Adomah via his as­sis­tant, former City boss Keith Millen. AR­SE­NAL boss Arsene Wenger is mulling over a move for Leicester City’s highly rated winger An­thony Knock­aert.

Wenger has had the 21-year-old, who hails from Roubaix in France, watched in ac­tion and is in­ter­ested in mak­ing a move for him. LEEDS boss Neil Warnock is set to make a sec­ond move to sign Brighton striker Craig Mack­ail-Smith.

Warnock has just re­ceived a cash in­jec­tion af­ter the Elland Road club was taken over by a Mid­dle East con­sor­tium.

He was close to sign­ing Mack­ailSmith in the sum­mer but couldn’t agree terms and is now ready to make an­other bid.

Warnock is will­ing to of­fer the Seagulls around £5 mil­lion for the Scot­land in­ter­na­tional and meet­ing his wage de­mands shouldn’t now be a prob­lem.

Warnock is keen to bol­ster the Whites strike force and has been tak­ing a look at a num­ber of play­ers in­clud­ing Stoke City’s Cameron Jerome.

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