RUMOUR MILL: Norwich City one of four Premier League clubs to express an interest in Manchester United’s Wilfried Zaha
13:57 06 January 2014
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Norwich City is one of a number of clubs reportedly tracking Manchester United’s talented wide player Wilfried Zaha for a potential January window loan move.
Sky Sports claimed on Monday afternoon City along with top flight rivals Cardiff, Stoke and Swansea and two other clubs from outside the Premier League have all expressed an ‘interest’ in the 21-year-old who moved to Old Trafford from Crystal Palace in the summer for a reported £15m fee.
Zaha’s only senior start for the Reds under David Moyes came against Norwich in United’s 4-0 Capital One Cup win over the Canaries back in October. The England Under-21 international’s last club appearance came as a substitute in the 3-0 Premier League win at Aston Villa last month - one of only four appearances for United this season.
Chris Hughton attempted to bring in reinforcements in wide midfield areas during the summer transfer window after Elliott Bennett suffered a knee ligament injury in the opening day Premier League draw against Everton. City were strongly linked with both Australian international James Troisi and West Ham’s Ricardo Vaz Te but Hughton opted not to make a late foray into the market.
Injuries to Anthony Pilkington and Robert Snodgrass over recent months have forced him to rely on Nathan Redmond and elevate Josh Murphy into his first team squad. Zaha is the latest name linked with a potential Carrow Road switch after Newcastle’s Jonas Gutierrez was also touted with a switch to Norfolk over the past weekend.