Crystal Palace

Sir Alex Ferguson to derail Arsenal swoop for starlet

The name on everyone’s lips in the Football Transfer Tavern at the moment is that of Crystal Palace starlet Wilfried Zaha and today Mirror Football suggests we could be in for a transfer battle between two Premier League big guns.

John Cross from Mirror Football reports that Arsenal and Manchester are both set to make approaches to secure one of the hottest prospects in England during the January transfer window. This will leave Zaha with the pick of the two clubs.

Sir Alex Ferguson is a massive fan of the 20-year-old and is ready to gazump any offer Arsenal make to try to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.

However Crystal Palace are desperate to keep the England international as they eye promotion back to the Premier League and therefore will do everything they can to make sure he stays until the summer at least.

At Arsenal, Wenger is keen to keep contract rebel Theo Walcott but a possible long-term replacement could be Ivory Coast-born Zaha who has been so impressive for the Eagles in the last few seasons.

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