Liverpool & Manchester United told Wilfried Zaha is not for sale by Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman

The Scot has confirmed he has had conversations with Kenny Dalglish and Sir Alex Ferguson about the player, but is adamant he will not leave Selhurst Park in the near future
Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has warned interested parties off 19-year-old forward Wilfried Zaha.

The teenager has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks, and Freedman admits he has spoken to Kenny Dalglish, as well as Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, about the highly rated prospect.

He told reporters: “I’ve had chit-chats with Kenny Dalglish and Alex Ferguson, but he is not going anywhere.”

England under-19 international Zaha came through the Eagles’ academy and made his debut at 17 last term, going on to win the club’s young player of the season award after making 44 appearances in all competitions.

The youngster has played predominantly as a right winger or striker, and has continued his good form this season, impressing with his pace and array of tricks.

The forward has been recently linked with a string of clubs including Manchester United, Newcastle and Liverpool, despite signing a new five-and-a-half year contract last month.

Liverpool reportedly made a £10 million offer, but any move may depend on Palace’s progress in their League Cup semi-final against Cardiff.

It is believed the club want to keep the attacker for the second leg on January 24  and that he will stay for the rest of the season if they progress to the final against either Manchester City or Liverpool.

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