Wilfried Zaha could be set for a quick reunion with former Manchester United teammate Alexander Buttner, with reports suggesting that Dynamo Moscow have inquired about the 21-year-old and want to make him their next summer signing.
Russian Premier League outfit Dynamo - who finished fourth in their domestic league last season - completed the signing of left-back Buttner last month and, according to The Sun, they are now interested in Zaha too.
Old Trafford misery
The last permanent first-team signing of the Sir Alex Ferguson era when he arrived at Old Trafford from Crystal Palace last January, pacey winger Zaha has yet to make much of an impact at Manchester United.
Indeed, despite further bolstering his credentials by helping the Eagles win promotion to the Premier League during a hastily arranged loan spell back at Selhurst Park, the England international barely featured during the disastrous reign of David Moyes and was soon sent for another temporary loan spell away from Manchester United - this time with Cardiff City.
With the Bluebirds managed by a former Red Devils favourite in the form of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Zaha may have harboured realistic ambitions of succeeding in South Wales and proving his worth to a distinctly unimpressed Moyes.
Unfortunately for him, however, he did not prove particularly indispensable during Cardiff's futile attempts to avoid immediate relegation back to the English football's fiercely competitive second-tier.
Moscow move unlikely?
While Zaha obviously did not do much to outline his credentials to Moyes, it is as of yet unclear how new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal plans to approach the situation.
If the experienced Dutchman - who has already helped complete the signings of Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw this summer and will surely be expected to add further names to his squad prior to the start of the 2014/15 campaign - decides that Zaha is not of the desired quality to help the Red Devils return to Premier League prominence, one can't help but think that a move to Dynamo Moscow at this stage of his career may not be high on the player's list of preferred outcomes, despite the presence of a familiar face in Buttner.
A transfer to another Premier League team may prove far more appealing in the short-term, with conflicting rumours suggesting that £10 million-rated Zaha may even have asked former club Palace to buy him back.
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