Liverpool are pursuing Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha.

The Daily Mail says Liverpool are leading the chase for striker Zaha, 19, and they had scouts at Old Trafford. The Anfield club are now ready in January to table a £5million bid, which would rise to £8m.

Liverpool have kept close tabs on Zaha since he broke into the first team at the start of last season. But the Merseysiders know they have to move quickly, with a clutch of top-flight clubs, including Tottenham, West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Stoke City, all vying for his signature.