Crystal Palace could look to reunite Sam Allardyce with former striker who has scored eight Premier League goals this season

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Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce could make a move to sign former striker Jermain Defoe, according to The Sun.

Defoe played a key role in Sunderland’s survival in the Premier League last campaign under Allardyce’s stewardship. The former England international found the back of the net on 15 occasion as Allardyce steered the Black Cats to a 17th place finish.

Allardyce has now taken charge at Selhurst Park, with Palace themselves battling to keep hold of their Premier League status. He could be set to turn to an old face in order to aid their efforts.

The Sun believe that Palace will make a move to sign the 34-year-old in the January transfer window, with Allardyce looking to provide Christian Benteke with some genuine competition at the spearhead of his forward line.

As per The Sun, however, David Moyes is unwilling to let him leave. Defoe has already scored eight Premier League goals this season, and his influence will be vital for Sunderland if they are to avoid relegation.

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