According to media reports, Manchester United have overtaken Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign talented young British starlet Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace.

Next Red Devil?

Zaha is one of the most highly rated players in England at the moment and the clamour for his signature is not surprising. United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all keen on signing the Côte d’Ivoire born striker and will be looking to move for him in January rather than in the summer. However, Crystal Palace remains adamant that they would like to hold on to their player till the end of the season as they fight for promotion from the Championship. Should a deal be agreed, Crystal Palace would like to have a loan back till the end of the season.

Manchester United appear to be far willing to meet these terms than Arsenal who need immediate reinforcements with Theo Walcott’s contract situation becoming increasingly uncertain. Sir Alex Ferguson has always been a fan of pacy, tricky wingers and they have formed a key component of his title winning sides over the years. Nani’s career at Old Trafford may well be over and the manager will be looking to get in a replacement.

Zaha is relishing the prospect of playing for one of the biggest clubs in world football and is looking to push the transfer through. This deal looks highly likely to go through by the end of the window.