Transfer news: Leicester City's Demarai Gray interesting Crystal Palace

Demarai Gray has fallen out of favour at Leicester, having made 169 appearances since joining from Birmingham in 2016; watch Leicester vs Leeds on January 31; coverage begins on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event at 1pm, kick-off 2pm

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Image: Demarai Gray joined Leicester from Birmingham in January 2016

Crystal Palace are interested in signing Leicester winger Demarai Gray this month.

The 24-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has made only one appearance in the Premier League this season, coming on as a substitute in the 1-1 draw against Palace on December 28.

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Gray was once again left out of Brendan Rodgers' Leicester squad for Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round tie with Brentford. Leicester won the match 3-1 and will play Brighton in the fifth round.

He fits the profile of players Palace boss Roy Hodgson is trying to sign, however, as he looks to lower the average age of his squad.

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Gray has scored 13 goals in 169 appearances since joining Leicester from Birmingham for £3.5m in January 2016 but could now be on his way out of the King Power Stadium.

Striker Islam Slimani has already left Leicester to join Lyon this month.

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