|ZAHA: Despite his Ivory Coast origins, the young striker is eligible to play for England and has appeared twice for the U19's|
A number of tabloids have released stories concerning an apparent £10million bid for the right-winger from the Liverpool managment. The Palace manager did not rule out the sale of the player, however it would be unlikely if he departed before the second leg of Palace's Carling Cup semi final. If the club reach Wembley, Freedman will hope it will be enough to hold onto the player at least until the Summer transfer window.
Zaha's captain at Palace, Paddy McCarthy has warned the boy superstar that jumping ship from Palace too early would be a bad move in a career with huge potential. The skipper described the England youth international as a 'special talent' and 'The most naturally gifted individual I [McCarthy] have come across in my career'. Such high praise from such an experienced footballer, however may not be enough to keep the young striker at the club, with the promises of bigger things in the Premier league.
Peri Mould, @peri_mould