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.