Eagles close on Serie B ace
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Crystal Palace are hoping to secure the services of Jay Bothroyd.Crystal Palace are hoping to secure the services of Perugia striker Jay Bothroyd before Tuesday's transfer deadline.
Eagles boss Iain Dowie is keen to bolster his attacking options with the side netting just three times from their opening four Premiership matches.
The newly-promoted team have not won in The Premiership this term, securing just one point and propping up the table from the opening month's fixtures.
Perugia are believed to be willing to offload the former Arsenal and Coventry marksman, who has spent just one season in Serie A to date.
Following the club's relegation from the top-flight they may be ready to part with the 22-year-old for a fee in the region of £1.5 million.
Meanwhile, the South East London outfit are also believed to have tabled a bid for West Brom left back Neil Clement, who is believed to want a return to the capital.