Fulham will take Dwight Gayle on loan from Crystal Palace this week, according to reports

The Championship outfit have swooped for the striker after Alan Pardew paid £9m for Sunderland striker Connor Wickham.

Gayle has slipped down the Selhurst Park pecking order after the arrival of Wickham and Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford.

He has largely been used as a substitute since his £6m signing from Peterborough two years ago. The striker is said to exciting about the chance to reignite his career at Craven Cottage.