​Crystal Palace are the front runners in the race for​ Inter and Brazil star Gabriel Barbosa and are readying an offer to sign the attacker following his heroics during his loan spell at Flamengo. 

The Eagles are ready to €23m bid for the 23-year old as they aim to bolster their attack in January after a poor run in front of goal in the ​Premier League.

Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson's side have only scored 11 goals in the league this season, with only ​Watford (8) scoring fewer. Thus, Palace fans would likely welcome the addition of Barbosa with open arms.

According to a report from FCInterNews, Crystal Palace are leading the race to sign 'Gabigol' ahead of West Ham UnitedThe Hammers' current managerial situation has been a major setback in the race to sign the forward as pressure grows on Manuel Pellegrini and this insecurity puts a move to the London Stadium in doubt.

​Schalke are also monitoring the forward as their forward line continues to age and they look to secure European football for the 2020/21 season.

'Gabigol' heroically scored two late goals to hand Flamengo the Copa Libertadores title on Saturday, capping off what has been a fantastic spell back in Brazil for the forward. 

Flamengo are keen to land Gabigol on a permanent deal, offering the player a five-year contract worth €5m-a-season. However, he is said to favour a move back to Europe. 

In 2019, the Brazilian has scored 31 goals in just 38 games for Flamengo, while also setting up his teammates for a further ten. He was also the top scorer in Copa Libertadores with nine.

​With the Club World Cup on the horizon, Gabriel Barbosa's value may continue to rise with further impressive form. As a result, Crystal Palace's interest may soon progress to a formal bid in the coming weeks.