Swansea City have made a bid of £7.5million for Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle, as reported by Dominic Fifield of The Guardian.
The bid also includes a clause which states that Palace will receive a further £500,000 a year if Swansea stay in the top flight and Gayle plays a specified, but unannounced, number of games per season.
The signing of Emmanuel Adebayor has knocked Gayle down the pecking order at Palace, and the club may think that taking the money on offer is a good idea as it can allow them to re-invest in the squad.
One complication in the deal is that Gayle has a sell-on clause in his deal with Palace that stipulates that his former club, Peterborough United, will receive a fee when the striker leaves Selhurst Park, so Palace won’t see all of the £7.5million.
Gayle has played just seven times for Palace this season in the league, and he didn’t manage to find the net in any of those games.