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Palace and Bournemouth target Wells

Hot property Nahki Wells is being tracked by Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, according to reports in the English media.

Wells, who is believed to be valued at £600,000, has scored 25 goals in all competitions for Bradford City, who face Northampton Town in the League Two play-off final at Wembley on Saturday.

Palace will be pushing for a place in the Premier League when they play Watford in the Championship play-off final on May 27, while Bournemouth have already gained promotion after finishing second in League One.

Former Dandy Town striker Wells could be viewed by Palace manager Ian Holloway as a replacement for soon-to-be Manchester United man Wilfied Zaha.

It’s rumoured Burnley boss Sean Dyche sees Wells as a natural successor for leading scorer Charlie Austin, who is widely expected to leave Turf Moor before the new campaign.

Wells, who signed a contract until June, 2015 in September last year, further enhanced his reputation by bagging three goals against Burton Albion in the first leg of the League Two play-offs.

The Bermuda international has been a revelation for the Bantams since arriving at Valley Parade on a free transfer from Carlisle in the summer of 2011.

Earlier this year Wells’ agent David Threlfall said he was not surprised his client’s eye-catching displays had put him on the radar of other teams.

"There is always going to be interest in someone like Nahki and he has been in great form this season," Threlfall told Skysports.com.

Photos Gary Chadwick Bradford City striker Nahki Wells (right).

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Published May 14, 2013 at 6:52 pm (Updated May 14, 2013 at 6:51 pm)

Palace and Bournemouth target Wells

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