Manchester United set to land Palace ace

This is it, the news that all Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern wanted to hear with John Cross from Mirror Football reporting that the Red Devils have won the race to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.

Sir Alex Ferguson has taken all of his rivals out of the race for the 20-year-old by putting together a £12 million package that will involve loaning Zaha back to the Championship high flyers for the remainder of the current campaign.

Tottenham and Arsenal were also chasing the Ivory Coast-born England international, who has been in outstanding form for Palace this season, but now look set to miss out with United thought to have offered £8 million up front plus add-ons with the loan back to Selhurt Park option for the rest of the season.

Ferguson will also send further United players out on loan to Ian Holloway’s side to boost their chances of promotion which is believed to take the whole financial package to around £12 million.

Zaha’s potential arrival at Old Trafford could mean the end is nigh for Portuguese winger Nani with both Arsenal and Chelsea thought to be interested in a summer move.

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