Eagles boss Ian Holloway is hoping to make the Moroccan striker his sixth summer signing.
Arsenal flop Marouane Chamakh is to undergo a medical at Crystal Palace as he closes in on a move to the Premier League new-boys.
Sky Sports understand the Moroccan striker is will put pen-to-paper on an initial one-year contract in the next few days, the structure of which is still being negotiated, to become Ian Holloway’s sixth signing of the summer following the Eagles’ surprise promotion via the Championship play-offs.
He has been desperate to bolster his striker force ahead of the club’s return to the top-flight, after 31-goal top scorer Glenn Murray was ruled out indefinitely after suffering a cruciate knee injury in May’s semi-final victory over Brighton, and has broke Palace’s transfer record to sign Dwight Gayle from Peterborough.
Kevin Phillips has also re-signed, as has Stephen Dobbie, but it is the arrival of Chamakh at Selhurst Park that will allow Holloway to breathe a huge sigh of relief in efforts to find a suitable replacement for the stricken Murray.
The 29-year-old hasn’t played a league game for Arsenal since May 2012 and spent an unproductive six-month spell on loan at West Ham last term, meaning he will arrive in south London with considerable ring rust.