Crystal Palace hope to confirm the club record signing of the Peterborough United striker Dwight Gayle on Monday after the forward agreed a five-year contract to join the newly promoted Premier League side.

Gayle, who scored 13 Championship goals in 29 games last season for relegated Peterborugh after joining from Dagenham and Redbridge, had been the subject of inquiries from a number of clubs with Palace moving swiftly to secure their first signing for a fee since returning to the top flight after an eight-year absence.

The player had four years to run on his contract at London Road and is understood to be costing an initial £2.75m with a further £1.25m to follow, potentially, in add-ons.

The 22-year-old underwent a medical on Friday and with Palace confident of confirming his arrival on 1 July. They have also secured the former Arsenal winger, Jerome Thomas, under the Bosman ruling following his release by West Bromwich Albion, and the Brighton forward Stephen Dobbie, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Selhurst Park, with both deals to come into effect on Monday.