Crystal Palace are keen on Pescara defender Francesco Zampano according to claims in the Italian media.

With Pescara rooted to the bottom of Serie A the Italian side will face a fight to keep hold of some of their players in the next window, and Crystal Palace could look to take advantage of the situation.

TMW have today reported Crystal Palace are tracking Zampano, and have already sent officials to Italy to get a lowdown on the defender. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew could look to strengthen his squad when the transfer window opens next month, and the fullback is an option open to the Premier League side.

Pescara manager Massimo Oddo faces a struggle to keep hold of his players in the winter transfer window, and the 2006 World Cup winner may need to convince some key personnel to remain at the club.

Pescara’s season always seemed doomed from the start when they lost last season’s top scorer Gianluca Lapadula to AC Milan in the summer, and now they may have a battle with Crystal Palace over Zampano.