Wilfried Zaha To Join Manchester United This Week (TRANSFER TALK)

Zaha To Join United By End Of The Week

Wilfried Zaha supposedly met Sir Alex Ferguson at a London hotel at the weekend, which means this weekend he will be a Manchester United player.

So say the Guardian, who are confident of a £12m deal being secured for the 20-year-old Crystal Palace winger.

Zaha started for the Eagles against Bolton at the weekend, but with Tottenham and Arsenal no longer being bracketed with him United have apparently been able to take their time in concluding the transfer.

It had been suggested in recent days Zaha could join United straight away, but the Grauniad are suggesting he will stay with Palace for the remainder of the season as they attempt to return to the Premier League after nine years in the Championship.

Had David de Gea punched the ball towards the halfway line rather than into the path of Aaron Lennon on Sunday, it is doubtful that Victor Valdés would be linked with United, but that's what has happened.

Valdés has rejected a new contract at Barça

The Barcelona goalkeeper has rejected a new contract at Camp Nou and the Telegraph have suggested he could switch places with De Gea, who is being touted for a move back to Spain. Valdés, at 31, is nine years De Gea's senior.

Feeling frosty

United are pursuing alternatives to De Gea, having enquired about Asmir Begovic'ss availability at the end of last year, which makes his recent errors against Liverpool and Tottenham most untimely.

Looks like England may have to endure Mario Balotelli for a little while longer. His agent, Mino Raiola, has said Manchester City will not sell the 22-year-old striker to AC Milan this month in the Mail.

Milan meanwhile won't be signing Kaká according to club vice-president Adriano Galliani. Tax issues are the cause of that transfer breakdown.

Arsenal have already been linked with Mohamed Diamé but Arsène Wenger may instead focus on Celtic's Victor Wanyama.

Wanyama has excelled for Celtic

The 21-year-old would offer much-needed steel in the Gunners' midfield and lift a hefty portion of reliance from the shoulders of Abou Diaby. Wanyama would, naturally, be cup-tied for the Champions League.

Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa did not arrive for a planned medical at Newcastle, say the Telegraph.

Yesterday it was suggested Arsenal may hijack the Magpies' proposed deal for the France defender and now Alan Pardew could be on the cusp of missing out on a transfer target for a second successive week.

Captain Fabricio Coloccini has also failed to resolve his future at a meeting with club officials. His father has said a decision is likely to be made today.

And John 'lionheart' Terry's long-term future at Chelsea remains in doubt with the club unwilling to offer the disgraced defender an extension, write the prolific Telegraph. The former England captain's contract expires at the end of next season.

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