St James’ Park and Goodison Park want Selhurst Park youngster.
Everton and Newcastle United are both preparing £5million bids for Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha in January to bolster their attacking options.
The 18-year-old has impressed at Selhurst Park and has become an integral part of the Eagles push for promotion back into the Premier League.
But the Ivory Coast-born England U19 international will not come cheap as he is contracted to the Championship club until 2015.
Palace manager Dougie Freedman is keen to keep hold of his starlet and insists staying at the club is the best for Zaha’s development.
But this will not stop either Premier League club who both want to add more firepower to their squad.
Newcastle have enjoyed a fine start to the season, currently in third, but have never really replaced Andy Carrol, who they sold to Liverpool for £35million last January.
They now have doubts over the health of strikers Demba Ba, Shola Ameobi and Leon Best and need to bring in more cover to maintain their flying start to the campaign.
Everton are dramatically short of forwards with the injury-prone Louis Saha their only recognised star. Denis Stracqualursi, on-loan from Tigre, is untested in England.
Manager David Moyes has previously worked miracles doing business in the lower leagues, and with the £10million Mikel Arteta money ready to reinvest, he may hope to make one more.