Champions are keen for Englishman to get more game time with a top-flight outfit in the second half of next season.
Cardiff City head coach Malky Mackay says that the newly promoted Premier League club would be interested in taking out-of-favour Manchester United wide man Wilfried Zaha on a six-month loan deal when the winter transfer window opens again for business at the turn of the year, according to reports in the Daily Star on Sunday.
The England international has only been at Old Trafford now since January, when Zaha signed for the Premier League champions from then Championship outfit Crystal Palace on a five-year deal for a fee that could eventually rise to as much as £15 million.
However, that transfer was arranged by previous Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson, with the Scot immediately agreeing to loan Zaha back to the Eagles for the second half of the previous campaign in order to aid the south-east London club’s promotion push.
As a result, the 20-year-old has barely featured for the Premier League giants under Ferguson’s successor in the north west so far this season, with new United boss David Moyes having handed Zaha just the one start all campaign long, in last Tuesday night’s 4-0 win over Norwich City in the Capital One Cup fourth-round clash at Old Trafford.
And now Mackay has revealed that the Bluebirds would be interested in bringing the winger to South Wales in January, saying: “He is someone the whole world was linking with us over the summer because we were trying to spend some money.
“In January, we will see if there is anything available but if a player is to come in on loan they will have to be extra special, otherwise there is no point in signing these guys.”