Dominic Solanke’s proposed loan move to Crystal Palace from Liverpool has reportedly broken down.
The Sun say the deal is likely to be scrapped because of doubts over Solanke’s fitness.
Roy Hodgson has been relishing the prospect of bringing in the former Chelsea striker – and finally providing Palace with a reliable goal threat.
The lack of a regular goalscorer has seen Palace drop points this season but the expected arrival of the 21-year-old Solanke on loan from Liverpool had given the Palace manager greater cause for optimism.
“It’s no secret he’s a target,” said Hodgson after the recent defeat against Chelsea. “What would he do? Provide an attacking threat. He’s a proven goalscorer through all the age groups at (former club) Chelsea and England.
“If he comes here, it’ll be up to him to show he can do that in Premier League football.
“He’s someone with the profile we’re looking for, and the ability we are looking for. We know him better from the England games, and the performances with England.
“I thought he was a good signing from Liverpool’s point of view, but he’s been kept out of the team by some very strong players.
“It would take some player to knock their front three out of the team so it’s not a negative in relation to him that he’s not been able to do so.”