Alan Pardew has hopes of bringing Andy Carroll to Crystal Palace if a move for Liverpool’s Christian Benteke falls through.
It is thought Liverpool will not accept anything less than the £32.5m they paid Aston Villa for Benteke last summer.
Carroll is believed to be keen to move on from West Ham after finally overcoming a string of injuries.
They are also chasing Lyon’s Rachid Ghezzal but face competition from Everton which would mean Carroll has even less chance of a regular start.
West Brom have now entered the race to land Belgium international Benteke which means that Palace have started to look at alternative targets.