Manchester City target Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha

Premier League champions Manchester City are targetting a £50m summer move for Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast international winger Wilfried Zaha.

Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace
Wilfried Zaha scored five goals in six games to secure Crystal Palace’s Premier League status

Sky Sports News understands Manchester City scouts have been watching Zaha closely this season with glowing reports sent back to Pepe Guardiola who has been given the go-ahead to make a £50m bid for the player.

The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international winger scored five goals in the last six games to secure Crystal Palace’s Premier League status for another year.

Zaha, who had a two-year spell in Manchester with rivals United back in 2013-2015 will be cautious about making the move up north again. During his two-year spell at Old Trafford, the winger only managed to make two appearances before moving back down south to Palace once again.

Since his return to Palace back in 2015 the winger has made a total of 113 appearances, scoring 21 goals in the process. His form has now brought him to the attention of some of the biggest clubs in the Premier including Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham. It now seems Manchester City are at the front of the queue after firming up their interest by making an official enquiry to the Eagles board.

However, Zaha has played down speculation that he could leave by announcing he wants to stay on with the South London club. He told the Crystal Palace website: “I have no plans on leaving.

“I’m enjoying my football, you can see how much I’m enjoying it. This is my home and there’s no reason for me to leave.”

The young winger who was born in the Ivory Coast but grew up in South London chose to represent the country of his birth rather than England.