... but the 52-year-old cannot see it happening.
There are so many problems before any deal could be struck ... the main one being ... there is no way David Moyes (who is under pressure) would loan a 'gem' to a rival side pushing Man Utd for a European place.
Alan Pardew: "He's a Manchester United player, as far as I am concerned, but he is a player I know well because obviously he played for my old team, Palace, and he was absolutely phenomenal when they were promoted and got the big move to United.
"Unfortunately, that career has stalled a little bit, but that's a growing process as well. I know he has done very well at Manchester United in the background and maybe he will get an opportunity there."