Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is delighted to be closing a deal for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke.
“It’s no secret he’s a target,” said Hodgson.
“What would he do? Provide an attacking threat. He’s a proven goalscorer through all the age groups at (former club) Chelsea and England.
“If he comes here, it’ll be up to him to show he can do that in Premier League football.
“He’s someone with the profile we’re looking for, and the ability we are looking for. We know him better from the England games, and the performances with England.
“I thought he was a good signing from Liverpool’s point of view, but he’s been kept out of the team by some very strong players.
“It would take some player to knock their front three out of the team so it’s not a negative in relation to him that he’s not been able to do so.”