Crystal Palace consider move for Burnley's Ashley Barnes

KIDDERMINSTER, ENGLAND - JULY 22:  Ashley Barnes of Burnley looks on during the pre season friendly match between Kidderminster Harriers and Burnley at Agg
Image: Ashley Barnes has 18 months remaining on his Burnley contract

Crystal Palace are considering a move for Burnley striker Ashley Barnes, Sky Sports News understands.

The Eagles have been trying to sign first-choice target Khouma Babacar but are yet to reach an agreement with Fiorentina.

CAGLIARI, ITALY - DECEMBER 22:   Khouma Babacar of FIorentina celebrates his goal 0-1 during the serie A match between Cagliari Calcio and ACF Fiorentina a
Image: Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar is Crystal Palace's first-choice target

Roy Hodgson has between £10m and £12m to spend on a striker this month with the club now down to their final two options of the window.

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Burnley would be reluctant to sell Barnes, who has 18 months left on his contract.

Nevertheless, Sky Sports News understands Palace could approach Burnley over a deal before Tuesday.

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Sky Sports News reported earlier this month that Barnes was among Chelsea's list of options for a new centre-forward.

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