Crystal Palace's in-demand winger Wilfried Zaha may have revealed his transfer destination, after an inadvertent tweet hinted at his joining Premier League leaders Manchester United.
However, the youngster now claims he does not remember leaving such a comment.
The 20-year-old has impressed clubs in the English top flight this season, with five goals and four assists from 26 appearances in the Championship. United are understood to be frontrunners to sign the youngster, with the Eagles having reportedly informed the Red Devils they have to pay £15m plus add-ons and allow Zaha to stay at Selhurst Park till the end of the season, if they want to sign him in January.
Zaha inadvertently announced the transfer on his official Twitter account with the comment: "Looks like i'm on my way to the top of the premier league". The youngster quickly deleted the post and backtracked by claiming, "I don't know [sic] remember tweeting no such thing so I don't know where the tweet came from #confused."
Palace manager Ian Holloway recently admitted Zaha's transfer to a Premier League club was imminent but insisted suitors would have to allow the player to finish the season with the Eagles, if they want to wrap up the deal in this window.
"Wilfried Zaha is wanted by some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League. And that, in the football silly season that everyone else calls January, is the problem. Even if we do reach an agreement with a club, it would have to include a clause that Zaha stays put for the rest of the season," Holloway told the Sunday Mirror.
"The need for confidentiality makes it impossible to reveal who is interested in Wilfried and who has made a bid. But the constant buzz of speculation is difficult to cope with. It is a great tribute to Wilf himself that he has been able to hang on to his sanity," the 49-year-old pointed out.
Zaha was watched by United assistant manager Mike Phelan during Palace's match against Burnley at the weekend. Sir Alex Ferguson was understood to be monitoring Zaha closely for some time and it now appears a move to Old Trafford is just a matter of time for the England U-21 international.