Both Crystal Palace and Swansea City are now thought to be back in the race for Hull City striker Dame N’Doye after talk of a move to Turkey died down earlier this week.
The Senegalese striker had looked to be all set to start a new chapter of his career with Besiktas, but saw negotiations break down with the club whilst discussing personal terms, which in turn, is said to have alerted both Alan Pardew and Garry Monk to a potential play for his services.
The 30-year-old frontman played 15 times for the Tigers last season, bagging five goals, two of which came in a 2-0 win over Palace at Selhurst Park in April, no doubt forcing our coaching staff to sit up and take notice.
Reports suggest that a bid of £5 million will easily be enough to convince Hull to let N’Doye leave, whilst his potential wage packet is unlikely to phase the Palace board in the same way it did Besiktas a few days ago.
Whilst Loic Remy remains the club’s standout attacking target during this summer’s transfer window, N’Doye has the look of a very capable back-up plan, with his goslscoring record throughout a varied career giving us hope that he could easily bag 10 to 15 goals in red and blue next season if given the chance.
Although it might be taking a little time to get all of our business in order, the club certainly have plenty of irons in the fire this summer.