Manchester United are prepared to spend £70 million to re-sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace, according to reports.
Zaha was Sir Alex Ferguson’s final signing in 2013 but did not play under the Scot as the deal was agreed before he retired from football.
The Ivory Coast international fell out of favour with David Moyes and made just four appearances for United before he returned to Palace on loan.
Palace then re-signed Zaha for just £6m with add-ons and the winger has now established himself as one of the best attackers in the Premier League.
According to The Sun, United are ‘leading the race’ to sign Zaha at the end of the season and are willing to meet Palace’s asking price, which will be in the region of £70m.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was desperate to improve his attacking options in the summer and Zaha would provide a versatile option for United as he is capable of playing on the flanks and in a central role.
Arsenal were interested in signing Zaha last summer but refused to meet Palace’s valuation.
Zaha was also keen to leave but his move to Arsenal fell through as the Gunners refused to get close to Palace’s asking price.
Zaha’s current contract with Palace keeps him at the club until 2023.