Crystal Palace are pursuing the signing of Jake Livermore from Hull City as Sam Allardyce looks to bolster his squad ahead of the final push towards the end of the season, reports the Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old is also being targeted by Watford with the player being in fine form for the Tigers this season, successfully transitioning to a new role in the middle of defence.

Livermore has spent three-and-a-half years at the club and in December his contract was extended by Hull until the end of next season.

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He scored against Crystal Palace in the fixture at the KCOM Stadium in December when Hull defeated the Eagles 3-2, a result that contributed to the sacking of former manager Alan Pardew.

In 2015, he was suspended for four months after testing positive for cocaine, with his ban being lifted following a hearing when he mentioned that family issues were at the centre of the reason behind him taking drugs.

Livermore missed Tuesday night’s League Cup quarter-final against Manchester United due to illness.