Crystal Palace could reignite their interest in Brondby beanpole Simon Makienok - Denmark’s equivalent to Peter Crouch.

Palace were keen on landing 6ft 7in striker Makienok before Ian Holloway’s October exit from Selhurst Park hot-seat.

And the arrival of new manager Tony Pulis - who signed Crouch for his notoriously 'direct' Stoke side - has not put off the Londoners as they look to bolster their strike-force for the relegation battle.

Palace’s new sporting director Iain Moody has run the rule over Makienok, 23, with a view to launching a bid in the New Year.

Brondy director Per Rud said: “There is attention from England. It depends on what is put on the table and whether the offer interests Simon.”

Pulis’ priority is to be reunited with Crouch himself, and he will test his old club’s resolve to hang onto the England international after being assured funds will be available in January.

But Palace have earmarked the Dane as a back-up option after drawing up a four-man striker short-list.

Nantes' Filip Djordjevic - who's a mere 6ft 1in - is another target as Moody scours the European market to find the man to boost the survival mission.