Crystal Palace are keen on Schalke midfielder Nabil Bentaleb and are the ‘hottest’ on him at this moment in time.

Bentaleb finds himself out of favour at the German club and is yet to make an appearance in the league this season.

His future increasingly looks like being away from the club, and a return to the Premier League has been mooted this month.

According to Foot Mercato, that is very much the case, with him having ‘no real future’ in Gelsenkirchen.

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Several clubs have been in contact about a move since the beginning of the transfer window, and Crystal Palace are among them.

According to the website, they are the ‘hottest’ on him at present with Roy Hodgson looking to add to his squad amid something of an injury crisis.

Crystal Palace are not the only Premier League club keen, with Everton and an unnamed side also interested in a move.

Lyon is also a potential destination and are keeping an eye on him, although he is not an ‘immediate priority’ as they want offensive reinforcements first.

Bentaleb wants to resolve his situation as soon as possible and is ‘impatiently waiting’ for the situation to clear up.