Transfer Talk: Featuring Zaha, Van Wolfswinkel and Zouma

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Manchester United, Norwich, QPR, Tottenham, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Arsenal and West Ham all feature.

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Manchester United have agreed a deal with Crystal Palace for young England international Wilfried Zaha. The Ivorian born winger has reportedly been the subject of interest from several Premier League clubs yet it has always been believed that United were the favourites to snap him up. The deal is believed to be worth somewhere in the region of £15 million but the 20-year-old will spend the rest of the season at Selhurst Park on loan before arriving at Old Trafford in the summer.

Manchester United may also look to bring in another young talent in French teenager Kurt Zouma this summer. The 18-year-old is currently playing for Ligue 1 side Saint Etienne and they will compete with Manchester City for his signature.

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined the race for West Ham midfielder Momo Diame; despite the player insisting yesterday that he was more than happy to stay at Upton Park. The Senegalese midfielder only arrived in London this summer on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic but his excellent form combined with a minimum fee release clause of just £3.5 million has seen the likes of Arsenal come in for his signature. Spurs feel he is a bargain replacement for the injured Sandro as a deal to bring in Lewis Holtby early has been unsuccessful.

QPR face a battle to hold on to goalkeeper Julio Cesar after it was reported today that Real Madrid are considering turning to the Brazilian as first choice stopper Iker Casillas has broken his hand. The stopper was linked with Manchester United and Arsenal as well today but a move to the Bernabeu seems more likely. He has been one of QPR’s best players this season as they battle relegation but they may be tempted to cash in on the summer Bosman as they have Robert Green and Radek Cerny in reserve.

Norwich City are preparing a sensational swoop for Dutch international striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel. The talented striker is currently with Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon, who are struggling domestically currently languishing in mid-table. The striker has previously been linked with Newcastle, Liverpool and Spurs but it seems that Norwich are turning their attention to RVW after seemingly losing out on Gary Hooper and Danny Graham.

QPR are looking to make a double defensive swoop for Yun Suk-Young and Rolando. The former is a full-back with South Korean side Chunnam Dragons and a transfer fee has already been agreed for the talented international with a medical due to take place today. Harry Redknapp reportedly travelled to Portugal earlier this week in order to speak to Brazilian international Rolando; who is currently out-of-favour with FC Porto.

Meanwhile Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has dismissed rumours linking Mario Balotelli with a move to AC Milan by stating he has not received any enquiries this month for any of his current crop of players.

Finally and Tottenham have allowed their young Ivorian striker Souleymane Coulibaly the opportunity to gain some first team experience after agreeing to send him on loan to Italian Serie B side Grosseto until the end of the season.

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