Losing Patrick Van Aanholt to a free transfer in the summer, Crystal Palace never went out and bought a replacement, leaving Tyrick Mitchell as the only natural player in the role in Patrick Vieira’s squad.

The 22-year-old has played every minute in the Premier League to date, with the Eagles currently 14th in the table, but that isn’t something that is realistically sustainable in the long run.

That’s why Jeunes Footeux believe that Vieira is targeting Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Rayan Aït Nouri for a transfer, although when for isn’t made clear.

The French website claim that Newcastle and ‘especially Crystal Palace’ are following the Wolves player’s situation ‘with attention’ after Bruno Lage started to trust him after the Aston Villa game in October.

In fact, Patrick Vieira is said to ‘want to recruit an attacking left-back to compete with Tyrick Mitchell’, and has reportedly ‘slipped the name’ of the former Angers starlet to his transfer people.

We’ll have to wait and see if this is something they can pull off in January, although they will need to open the chequebook to do so, with a fee of at least €25-30m needed to get Wolves around a negotiating table.

One to keep an eye on.