CHERRIES winger Jordon Ibe has "emerged as an option" for Crystal Palace in the transfer window, according to a report in the Telegraph.

Despite Cherries' lengthy injury list, the 24-year-old has not featured for the first team since a 2-0 defeat at Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup in September.

The former Liverpool man played for the club's under-21s in their 3-2 win over Plymouth at Canford Arena yesterday.

Ibe, who signed from the Reds for £13million, a club-record fee at the time, in 2016 is out of contract this summer.

And the Telegraph claim he is "available for a cheap deal" to Palace as an option this month.

The report also states that clubs in China have also been "monitoring" Ibe, who is out of favour at Cherries.

He has featured just four times this season, taking his overall appearance tally for the club to 92. His last of five Cherries goals came on the final day of the 2018-19 campaign, in defeat at Selhurst Park.

Asked last week if the club would consider offers for Ibe this month, boss Eddie Howe told the Daily Echo: "Difficult, let's wait and see."

Quizzed further on if Ibe had a future at Cherries, Howe added: "I think that will always depend on the player, not on me.

"I react off the player’s performances and their attitude day-to-day.

"That’s always, always in the control of the player."