Palace facing defender blow

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace look set to miss out on Luke Shaw as the defender is believed to be keen to fight for his place at Manchester United.

Shaw has slipped down the pecking order at Old Trafford and his relationship with Jose Mourinho appears to be strained after the United boss publicly criticised the England international.

Palace had been tipped to make a loan offer for the 21-year-old full-back although they could be set for disappointment.

Reports claim Shaw is desperate to win his place in the United side back and will not consider a temporary exit in January.