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Palace: No United Zaha deal

Crystal Palace have denied suggestions a deal has been struck for winger Wilfried Zaha to join Manchester United.

Newspaper reports suggested United boss Sir Alex Ferguson held talks with the player in London on Sunday over a switch that could be worth up to 15m.

But Palace have told Sky Sports they have not given Zaha permission to talk with the Premier League leaders and no deal has yet been struck.

Arsenal and Tottenham are among others said to have been tracking the 20-year-old's progress, although United remain favourites to land him.

And Sky Bet have now suspended the market on Zaha's future after receiving a string of substantial bets for the young England international to move to Old Trafford.