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England winger in demand

Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United and Spurs all monitoring Palace’s Zaha

  • Guardian News and Media Ltd
  • Published: 14:51 January 1, 2013
  • Gulf News

London: Wilfried Zaha could be at the centre of an auction between Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in January, with all four clubs monitoring the Crystal Palace, winger whose price would be around £10 million (Dh5.9 million).

Although though Palace are reluctant to sell, they realise it is impossible to hold onto Zaha with the winger himself expressing a desire to play in the Premier League at the weekend.

If he is to be sold, Palace are keen to do business within the first week of the January transfer window opening so as to use the fee on two or three players to help reinforce a squad that is currently fourth and four points away from the automatic promotion places.

Once United, Chelsea, Spurs or Arsenal firm up their interest, Palace will try to secure a price in the £15 million to £20 million region but in reality Zaha could be sold for around £10 million.

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