Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey could go on-loan to Crystal Palace as Ian Holloway looks to strengthen his squad

Midfielder is not in Rodgers first-team plans and may seek a short-term move away from Anfield in search of regular football

Liverpool’s Jonjo Shelvey could be heading to Crystal Palace as Ian Holloway is reported to be seeking a reunion with the midfielder on a season-long loan.

The Eagles boss worked with Shelvey when he took him on a short-term deal at Blackpool in which Shelvey flourished under his leadership, and Holloway has targeted the 21-year-old as he looks to strengthen his squad for their return to the top flight.

Shelvey has seen his first-team opportunities limited under Brendan Rodgers, making just two league appearances this calendar year, and he is likely to be told that he can leave the club when he sits down for talks with Rodgers later this month.

Palace aren’t the only team interested, with Norwich, West Ham and Swansea also believed to be interested in the attacking midfielder on a permanent deal. Should Shelvey still believe he can be a success at Anfield though, a loan deal may be his preferred option while he is not in the first team plans.

Shelvey signed for the Reds two years ago in a £1.7 million deal from Charlton, and he went on to make his England debut last November against Sweden. Holloway brought Shelvey to Blackpool on a two-month deal in late 2011, where he scored six goals in 10 starts in the Championship, and the promise of first-team football at Selhurst Park may be the deciding factor in the potential switch.

The Championship Play-off winners are expected to complete the signing of former West Bromwich Albion winger Jerome Thomas on a free transfer to add to the permanent deal of Stephen Dobbie, while Dwight Gayle should become the club’s record signing when he joins from Peterborough for an initial £3.25m, rising to £4.5m, on a contract believed to be for five years.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
14 best kids' hoodies

14 best kids' hoodies

Don't get caught out by that wind on the beach. Zip them up in a lightweight top to see them through summer to autumn
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk