£20m Manchester United and Arsenal target hints at Old Trafford move on Twitter

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Crystal Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha has apparently let slip that he is on the verge of joining Manchester United on Twitter.

Zaha, who earned an England call up earlier this season thanks to his stellar performances with Crystal Palace, has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks.

The 20-year-old has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Tottenham as well, but recent reports claim it has come down to a two-way battle between the Gunners and Manchester United, with the Red Devils said to be in pole position to land their man.

That certainly appeared to be the case last night after Zaha allegedly tweeted: "Looks like I'm on my way to the top of the Premier League" - said to be a reference to Manchester United's current position. The message was then allegedly deleted.

However there are some doubts over the authenticity of the tweet, with Zaha today saying he wrote no such message, while observers have pointed to the fact that in the screenshot Zaha is shown to have sent 6008 tweets - the same number that he had displayed on his profile after the message was supposedly deleted.

Regardless of the message, Zaha does seem to be Premier League-bound.

Palace boss Ian Holloway recently admitted the London club may be willing to sanction the move if he is loaned back immediately, while a fee in the region of £15 million will reportedly be enough to get the deal done in January - despite Palace initially wanting £20 million.

While Arsenal are said to be hopeful of snatching Zaha after watching him extensively in recent months, Manchester United have reportedly opened talks with Palace and are close to wrapping up the deal.


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