England caretaker coach Stuart Pearce is in contact with Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha about committing himself to the Three Lions.

Zaha was born in Ivory Coast before moving to London with his parents as a child.

The Daily Mail says the Ivory Coast Football Federation have set their sights on stealing the talented youngster from under the FA's noses.

Aware of the situation, Pearce made a special visit to Palace's training ground in Kent to persuade Zaha that his international future lies with England.