United give up on De Gea?

Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for David De Gea, though not until the end of the season, ESPN reports.

The Spaniard, who signed for the Red Devils for £18.5 million pounds from Athletico Madrid in 2011, has been linked with Barcelona following the announcement that Victor Valdes will leave the club in May.

United have been linked with a host of replacements, including Spanish number one Iker Casillias, Stoke City’ s Asmir Begovic and Julio Cesar of Queens Park Rangers.

Meanwhile Crystal Palace winger Wilfred Zaha is on the verge of signing for the club, which is welcome news following reports that Ashley Young will be out for the next few weeks with a knee injury.

Young, who limped off in the 2-1 win over Liverpool earlier this month was expected to return to the first team squad for last Sunday’s visit to Tottenham Hotspur, but failed a fitness test.

With both Antonio Valencia and Nani being in and out of form, the imminent arrival of Zaha will provide welcome competition on the flanks, ahead of a run of six games in four weeks.

Elsewhere, Celtic’s hotly rated midfielder Victor Manyana has revealed he is a fan of United, amid reports that Sir Alex Ferguson was watching the youngster at Celtic Park earlier in the week.