Crystal Palace are believed to be wanting to sign 'at least' three players in January as recent injuries have revealed their lack of squad depth.
Despite a relatively quiet summer window, Roy Hodgson's side started the season brightly before collecting just one point from their last four games - albeit a tough four games. Their recent form has seen them slip to 12th in the table, seven points off the relegation zone.
Joel Ward's recent injury served as a reminder to the Palace hierarchy that something needs to be done about the depth of this Palace squad, especially at full-back. With Ward injured, Martin Kelly - who's converted himself into a centre-back - may be forced to return to right-back, while at left-back, winger Jeffrey Schlupp is Patrick van Aanholt's back-up.
The Athletic has reported that 'progress is understood to have been made' for additions in both full-back positions, with the likelihood looking 'promising'.
The source writes, as quoted by the Transfer Tavern: “The recruitment department are working actively with a view to January moves for at least three players based in England and abroad, would appear promising.”
At this point, there is no indication who the Eagles may go after, but the board have identified positions in need of bolstering.
Along with full-back, it appears that the club will look to add to their striking options in the winter. With Wilfried Zaha failing to hit the back of the net so far this season, Jordan Ayew has stepped up for the Eagles, scoring on four occasions.
Despite the Ghanaian's decent start to the campaign, Palace are the second-lowest scorers in the Premier League and have failed to hit the back of the net in three of their last four. While the club will be hoping to get more out of Zaha in the final third, their overall woes in front of goal in recent weeks has highlighted the need for more firepower within their forward options.
Expect it to be a busy January at Selhurst Park.