Freedman fears Palace chiefs will sell Newcastle, Stoke target Zaha

Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman fears losing Wilfried Zaha this month.

Top prospect Zaha is a target for Stoke City – with Newcastle United and QPR also lurking – and Freedman is worried the club owners will sell in the window.

The manager’s best chance of keeping the 19-year-old is if Palace defeat Championship rivals Cardiff City in the Carling Cup semi-finals – with the first leg at Selhurst Park on Tuesday.

Palace’s cash-conscious bosses would let Zaha join the highest bidder – with the income from the transfer enough to cover the cost of the entire squad’s wages for a season.

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