Manchester United set to sell Zaha for just £5m this summer

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Manchester United look set to offload Wilfried Zaha for just half the figure they initially paid for him, reports suggest.

According to The Sun, the Red Devils are set to sell Zaha for just £5 million this summer after paying an initial fee of £10 million - potentially rising to £15 million through add-ons - to pry him away from Crystal Palace in January 2013.

The source further states that David Moyes - who only arrived at Old Trafford himself during the summer after succeeding the immensely-successful figure of Sir Alex Ferguson - has accepted that the England international's move to Manchester United has not been successful and that Zaha will not play for the club again.

Such news will presumably disappoint the talented 21-year-old, particularly when it appears that he has not been given too many opportunities to really impress in the first-team.

After being bought by Manchester United last winter, Zaha was instantly loaned back to the Championship with former club Palace and his continued presence at Selhurst Park helped the Eagles - then under the management of Ian Holloway - win promotion to the Premier League after a last-gasp playoff final victory over Watford at Wembley.

While he returned to Manchester United on a full-time basis last summer, Zaha found himself watching on from the sidelines for the majority of the 2013/14 campaign.

Having made onto two starts - and four appearances overall - for the defending Premier League champions during what has been a season full of struggle and disappointment, he was loaned out once again during the recent January transfer window - this time linking up with a Manchester United legend in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Cardiff.

During his time with the relegation-threatened Welsh outfit, Zaha has made seven appearances, registering no goals and one assists.

Just who the suitors for Zaha's signature will be during the next transfer window remain unclear. However, with Manchester United seemingly set to offer him at such a competitive price, interest will surely be high.

If Cardiff are to have a chance of landing the winger on a permanent basis, though, you have to think that the ability to retain their top-flight status will be crucial.

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