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Manchester United move ahead in race for Championship ace

Wilfred Zaha, Crystal Palace wingerManchester United are now firm favourites to sign Crystal Palace wonderkid Wilfried Zaha in a £12m deal, according to reports from The Mirror.

The likes of Arsenal and Tottenham are also believed to be interested, but the Red Devils are set to offer the London club a highly attractive offer.

It is thought that Sir Alex Ferguson is willing to pay £8m up front, followed by a series of add-ons. This will be complimented by the option to loan the 20-year-old back to Selhurst Park for the rest of the season and allow the Eagles to take some of United’s fringe player on a temporary basis to boost their promotion push.

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has already confessed that a good offer will likely be accepted, which will give the Old Trafford side great hope of landing the England international.

Arsenal are still thought to be in the race, but it is believed that Arsene Wenger is reluctant to spend big to secure the Championship star.

Tottenham are also monitoring the situation, but a recent deal to sign Lewis Holtby may reduce their interest.

If a move is completed it would likely see Nani’s period at United come to an end.

The Portuguese winger has fallen out of favour at the club after a bust-up with Fergie.

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