Since arriving at AS Roma in 2017, Patrik Schick has been playing second fiddle to Edin Dzeko, which is why his playing time has been limited.

According to Calciomercao, Eusebio Di Francesco has preferred the ex-Manchester City striker ahead of the Czech Republic international, even when the former has shown signs of tiredness.

The Serie A side’s sporting director, Monchi, is ‘seriously thinking’ of sending the 22-year-old away on loan in January and Crystal Palace are one of the clubs interested in the player.

Roy Hodgson’s side join Bologna, Parma, Udinese and Real Valladolid in the race to take the striker on a temporary deal.

The Eagles are already without Christian Benteke as the former Liverpool man is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his knee.

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Hodgson has preferred on-loan striker Jordan Ayew in the absence of the Belgian.

Alexander Sorloth and Connor Wickham have seen their playing time limited and haven’t shown they deserve more, therefore, a loan move for Roma’s Schick in January would provide Hodgson with more options as Benteke continues his recovery.