Crystal Palace

Ferguson plans lease deal for Arsenal target

Once again, the whereabouts of exactly where Crystal Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha will end up if he leaves the Championship high flyers in the transfer window is the main source of debate in the Football Transfer Tavern.  Today, Daily Mail correspondent Joe Bernstein has arrived with news that Manchester United are ready to offer £10 million for the highly rated youngster.

Bernstein tells interested punters over the bar that Sir Alex Ferguson is planning to sign the winger and then send him back to the Championship club for the rest of season in order to secure the deal.

It is certainly an offer that would please Palace who are challenging for a place in the Premier League and the Daily Mail journalist reports that this transfer would not distrupt their campaign.

Ferguson has previous on a transfer of this kind after Chris Smalling was signed for £8 million from Fulham in 2010 and then loaned back to Craven Cottage for the rest of the campaign before moving to Old Trafford.

Zaha, who made his senior England debut in the recent defeat against Sweden, has been the source of speculation in recent weeks after some stunning displays for the Eagles.

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