Transfer Clock: Manchester United to make £7m loss on signing, Paulista's Arsenal squad number tipped

Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Arsenal and West Ham feature.

A round-up of the latest transfer news as the deadline nears...

Wilfried Zaha to return permanently to Palace?

Manchester United are to sell Wilfried Zaha back to Crystal Palace, report The Guardian. It is two years since Zaha's move to the Red Devils was announced, only officially joining up with them in the summer of 2013, before being loaned to Cardiff City and then back to Palace where he is at present. The paper claim United are to sell for just £3 million, taking a potential £7 million loss, although the fee could rise to £6 million with add-ons. 

Zaha's fee to United could have reached £15 million but the Guardian claim United have only paid £10 million as add-ons relating to that deal have not been met. The paper suggest a switch could be agreed in the coming days.

Paulista to Arsenal update

Gabriel Paulista's move to Arsenal gets nearer, with Joel Campbell presented as a loan signing by Villareal today, as part of the deal, reported The BBC. Paperwork relating to his work permit is claimed to be holding up Paulista's signing being announced, even though his application has been approved. The Star report the defender made a trip to Paris to complete the necessary forms, which it claimed could be processed quicker there.

The Star that Paulista is expected to be handed the number five shirt, which has remained free since Thomas Vermaelen left. New signing Krystian Bielik was confirmed as having been handed the number 36 shirt, it has been confirmed via Arsenal's website.

Darren Fletcher update

West Ham are positive about signing Darren Fletcher, report The Telegraph. The paper report that the Scotsman is currently disputing the terms of his potential release by Manchester United, requesting a pay-off for the final five months of his contract which are remaining.

The paper also add that the Hammers are concerned about being able to hang onto loanee Alex Song in the face of competition for his signature in the summer, which has pushed their interest in Fletcher forward.

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