Manchester United and Championship Crystal Palace will hold further talks in the next 24 hours as they work towards concluding a deal for England winger Wilfried Zaha. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has remained behind as his squad travelled to Qatar on Sunday for a short training camp.

United are understood to be willing to pay £12m for Zaha and will then loan him back to Palace for the rest of the season.

Both clubs have refused to comment on a proposed deal for the 20-year-old.

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