Palace target trio
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Iain Dowie is being linked with a triple swoop ahead of next week's transfer deadline.Crystal Palace boss Iain Dowie is being linked with a triple swoop ahead of next week's transfer deadline.
The Eagles are being tipped to win the race for in-demand Southampton striker Leon Best who is also a purported target for Sheffield Wednesday and Plymouth Argyle.
Saints manager George Burley is willing to cash in on the 19-year-old to raise funds for transfer moves of his own and Palace are prepared to splash out £350,000 to land the promising youngster.
Another target for the promotion-chasing South Londoners is Birmingham's Australian winger Stan Lazaridis.
The 33-year-old has become something of a bit-part player at St Andrews in recent times and Dowie believes his experience could prove valuable for his side in the second half of the campaign.
A fee of around £300,000 would be enough to land the former West Ham man who has made a total of 13 appearances for Blues this term.
Dowie's third target is midfielder Colin Healy who is on trial at Selhurst Park following his release by Sunderland.
The 25-year-old is reported to have impressed during his time with Palace and Dowie could well decide the Republic of Ireland international has a role to play in his squad.