Queens Park Rangers will battle Norwich City for the signing of Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle, reports the Daily Mail.

The Eagles are apparently keen to offload Gayle on a permanent deal and are confident of securing a profit on the striker, who they signed from Peterborough for £6m in 2013.

The 25 year old has four goals this term but has only played in seven top flight games.

He has not appeared for Palace since December 7.

QPR and Norwich are said to be interested in his services although the Premier League side may hold the advantage if they look to do a permanent deal.

They recently lost out on Benik Afobe to Bournemouth and have funds available from the sale of Lewis Grabban, also to Bournemouth.

However, QPR apparently only want Gayle on loan, which Palace may be reluctant to accept.

Rangers have also opened talks with ex Milan defender Kevin Constant, who is a free agent after leaving Trabzonspor in a wage dispute.

QPR recently rejected a loan move by Swindon to sign Massimo Luongo.

Any move for a striker will also fuel further speculation about the future of Charlie Austin.

QPRs top scorer is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move to a host of Premier League clubs.

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