Manchester United are looking at Zaha, says chief executive David Gill

Manchester United Chief Executive David Gill has confirmed the Red Devils interest in Crystal Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha, but admits any move for the England international would probably have to wait until the summer.

The admission comes after Goal.com exclusively revealed earlier this week that both the Premier League leaders and Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal were set to hold talks with Crystal Palace as they both try to thrash out a deal to bring the highly-coveted forward to their respective clubs.

And when speaking to Sky Sports News at the FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations, Gill admitted that the Manchester club were interested in Zaha, but refused to drawn on how close the club were to agreeing a deal with Crystal Palace.

"He's one of the players we're looking at. That's all I'd say at the moment,” said Gill.

"But even if we did do something with Wilfried Zaha, that would be for ther summer."

"He's one of the players we're looking at and we'll see what happens. There's a long way to go."

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was at Palace’s FA Cup Third Round Replay against Stoke City on Tuesday night, where he saw Zaha, who is a boyhood Arsenal fan, win a penalty as he proved a constant threat to the Potters back four before he was withdrawn at half-time.

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