Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
Wilfried Zaha, 20, has been at the center of transfer rumors across the continent since his explosion with Crystal Palace. A two times Crystal Palace Young Player of the Year, he has mainly been linked to Premier League giants Manchester United (via BBC).
However, in recent weeks, and after gaining visibility by being called up by Roy Hodgson for England, Real Madrid have been rumored to be looking into the young winger (via The Sun).
His first full season with Palace in 2011-12, attracted scouts from top English teams thanks to his nine goals and five assists for the club. His bright start to the 2012-13 campaign has widened that interest to foreign clubs.
With five goals already this season, he has helped Palace to challenge for the promotion spots of the Championship. They are currently in fourth position and within two points of an automatic Premier League spot.
As such, major clubs will probably try to sign him in this January window rather than wait for him to become a Premier League player, which could considerably raise his price tag.
The price tag for Zaha has been set at around €25 million (via The Mirror), and he could serve as backup or replacement for the likes of Ángel Di María or José Callejón.