Crystal Palace are reportedly preparing to lodge a bid for Dundee United kid Scott Banks this month as the teenager’s Tannadice deal runs down (Daily Record).

The midfielder was hailed as a promising prospect in Tayside at the start of this season. After he knocked back a United extension though, the club are coming to terms with the fact Banks will move on shortly.

Neilson will likely lose Banks soon. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Palace have been long-linked with Banks. It was rumoured in the summer that they were looking to take him down to London but a fresh report has claimed they may bid soon.

Crystal Palace not the only EPL team watching it seems

Roy Hodgson’s side could land him for just £200k under freedom of contract this summer. They may be keen to push on with a deal in January though with other names monitoring the situation.

Arsenal and Manchester City are two other EPL sides reportedly watching Banks’ situation closely. Anyone who comes in for the United youngster will be in a strong position as his deal runs down.

Arsenal and Manchester City join Crystal Palace on a reported list of Banks suitors. (Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Banks hasn’t played in the Championship since August. After knocking back a new deal too, senior appearances aren’t likely to fall at his door for most of this season either.

There are big names starting to circle it seems for United’s teenage talent.

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