Hull City have entered the fray to sign Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo this month, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen to see Sanogo move to a Premier League side during the winter window, despite French side Bordeaux being the club most keen on bringing him in.
In part, it must be assumed that this is so Wenger can guarantee his young striker gets the required Premier League experience, aiding in his transition to the English game, something that he has struggled with since joining the Gunners on a free transfer.
Aside from Hull, another Premier League team thought to be interested in signing Sanogo are Alan Pardew’s new club, Crystal Palace.
The Eagles are lacking firepower, and Sanogo would undoubtedly get plenty of action there.
With a trio of reasonable options on the table for Sanogo, it will be interesting to see which club he chooses to spend the rest of the season with.
Crystal Palace are set to back new manager Alan Pardew in the transfer market by making a move for Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert, as reported by The Guardian.
Pardew moved to Palace from Newcastle United last week, and the former Charlton and West Ham boss has reportedly identified his side’s forward options as particularly weak.
The duo have worked together before, with Pardew bringing Lambert to Southampton while in charge there during 2009. He signed him from Bristol Rovers, beginning Lambert’s rise through the leagues.
Liverpool are not thought to be particularly keen to sell Lambert during January, and there are no guarantees that the England international will want to move – Liverpool are the team that he has supported all of his life.
However, he has made only 10 starts since the start of the season, and has scored only twice, against Palace in the Premier League and Ludogorets in the Champions League.
It remains to be seen whether Pardew will push for the transfer.
Arsenal could lose striker Yaya Sanogo on loan in January, with a series of Premier League sides sniffing around his signature.
The French ace has failed to find a place in the first team for the Gunners since the start of the season, and with both Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud ahead of him in the pecking order, that situation is unlikely to change any time soon.
As a result, Sanogo is set to move out on loan for the rest of the season in order to gain some valuable first team experience.
The likes of Aston Villa, Sunderland and Crystal Palace have all been linked with a move for the 21 year old in January.
However, they might have to compete with other sides across Europe if they want to sign him, with others likely to be put on alert by his availability, according to the Daily Star.
Sanogo has scored only one competitive goal for Arsenal since joining them last season, against Borussia Dortmund.
There is something there with Sanogo but he needs first team experience. Joining a Premier League side would be a better option than sending him back to Europe for another six months.