​Crystal Palace are set to bid for frustrated Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, ​the Telegraph report.


Shelvey, a regular in the England set up over the past 10 months, was dropped towards the end of Garry Monk's Liberty Stadium reign and left out of Alan Curtis' squad entirely for Saturday's defeat to Manchester United.


Swans interim manager Curtis revealed afterwards the 23-year-old's omission was "pure choice", adding: "He [Shelvey] played last Monday [against Palace]. For his standards it was a little bit disappointing,"

Shelvey was hauled off after 56 minutes at Selhurst Park, but that's not thought to have put off Pardew, who managed the Londoner at Charlton Athletic and believes he can inspire him to reproduce those England-level displays, according to the report.


Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is reportedly seeking around £10m for the ex-Liverpool man, while Curtis admitted he needs every player currently at his disposal.


"We need Jonjo, even though we've left him out of the squad," the 61-year-old said. "We need every player and Jonjo has got terrific ability, we all know that. He's going to play a huge part, hopefully, in what's going to be a big end of the season for us."

Pardew is also keen to add a centre-forward to his side's ranks after the Eagles failed to score in three successive matches, but could face competition from Newcastle for QPR's Charlie Austin, the Telegraph report claims.


And the Magpies may also compete with their former boss for Shelvey, as they seek reinforcements in both areas.


On his side's striker search, Pardew said: “We have been happy with Connor Wickham, but he has been out for long periods and we have done unbelievably well without him at times.

“If we can keep him and Dwight Gayle fit, and get Marouane Chamakh up to speed, we will be okay. Bur we are still looking at the market to see if there is anything with a bit of value.”


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