The 26-year-old currently plays his football with Turkish outfit Osmanlispor and has been catching the eye with his performances, particularly in the Europa League.
Palace scouts are reported to have checked him out against Romanian side Steaua Bucharest last week and all the signs point to a January bid being launched.
It will take an offer in the region of £7million to tempt Osmanlispor in to selling while there is also reported interest from Premier League rivals Everton.
Much could also depend on the future of Alan Pardew, as it remains to be seen whether the Eagles boss will still be in charge to complete a deal.
Stoke could face a battle to keep Xherdan Shaqiri as reports have claimed Mark Hughes wants him at Southampton next season.
Bayern Munich have entered the race to Emre Can, who continues to talk up a move away from Liverpool this summer.