By Dominic Toner
Crystal Palace are interested in signing Jack Wilshere, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that the Premier League side have shown their interest in the 24-year-old following the news that Arsenal are prepared to sanction the switch.
The report also claims that Roma and Valencia have offered season-long loan deals for Wilshere as Arsene Wenger attempts to send the Englishman away from the Emirates in search of regular football.
Crystal Palace are hoping to be in pole position if the player stays in the Premier League.
Sky Sports claimed on their transfer centre blog on Monday night (10.27pm) that Wenger will sanction the temporary exit of the club talisman on loan.
Sky Sports transfer expert Kaveh Solhekol revealed via his personal Twitter account that West Ham will not make a move for Wilshere as Slaven Bilic feels he doesn’t need to strengthen the club’s midfield.
West Ham not trying to sign Jack Wilshere on loan from Arsenal. Midfield not a position they are looking at strengthening
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 30, 2016
The 24-year-old has an extensive injury record dating back to 2009 when he suffered the first of many serious ankle injuries.
Despite having a minor knee injury in pre-season, Wilshere has recovered to be on the substitute’s bench for each of Arsenal’s three Premier League matches this season.
He has played 37 minutes, including the last 20 of Saturday’s 3-1 win at Watford, but has slipped behind Granit Xhaka, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny and Aaron Ramsey in the pecking order for central midfield places at Emirates Stadium.
The former Bolton loanee has been sidelined throughout his career for 890 days, missing out on 154 matches for the Gunners.
In other Arsenal transfer news, the club’s defender is set for a medical with Premier League rivals.