North-east side Newcastle have began discussions with Manchester United over the prospect of bringing in Wilfried Zaha on a six-month loan deal in January.

The former Crystal Palace player's representatives met club officials last week to talk about the possibility of moving to Tyneside for the duration of the 2013/14 season, according to The Daily Mail.

Zaha has failed to impress new United boss David Moyes since joining from the Eagles in January this year. The £15million-man was immediately loaned back by Sir Alex Ferguson to help Palace secure promotion to England's top division, before moving permanently to Old Trafford in the summer after their legendary manager of 26 years had retired.

However, he's so far not featured in the league for the Red Devils and has been limited to just two appearances in the famous red shirt, one in the season's curtain raiser - the Community Shield - and only once in the Capital One Cup. 

The 20-year-old has also been linked with a loan move to London club Fulham, but has ruled out returning to his boyhood club Palace - who seem destined for relegation after Ian Holloway stepped down. They're yet to find a replacement. 

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will be keen to add to his squad in the first month of 2014 having struggled to land several transfer targets over the summer, with Loic Remy the only new man coming in, again on loan. 

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