The 19-year-old has impressed this season with The Eagles, and has been linked with a raft of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Manchester United.
The Trotters also have their eye on Zaha, as Coyle looks to strengthen.
“I think there’s players out there, and Zaha is certainly one of them, that I think would enhance our club for years to come on a permanent basis, and there are one or two on a loan capacity I’d love to bring in before the deadline on Tuesday,” Coyle told Sky Sports.
“If it transpires then great, but it won’t stop me targeting good, young players to bring to this football club that I think I can develop and make better, and that’s what I’m trying to do.”
Meanwhile, one man on his way out of the Reebok Stadium could be Kevin Davies, with Sunderland keen to sign the veteran attacker.
Bantams boss Martin O’Neill has confirmed his interest in Davies, who is out of contract in the summer.
“I did make an enquiry and Owen would obviously want to try to keep him. I may well follow that up tomorrow morning,” he admitted.
By Gareth McKnight