Crystal Palace are chasing Manchester United striker Will Keane.

The People says Dougie Freedman is desperate for a deal.

The Eagles chief has asked Sir Alex Ferguson for the young striker for the rest of the season and Freedman hopes to persuade United to do business quickly as he has a busy month ahead.

Palace can offer outstanding talent Keane the chance to play on a regular basis and even be in their squad for the Carling Cup semis - with a possible Wembley date if they beat Cardiff City.