The 19-year-old moved to Selhurst Park on loan over the summer while compatriot Frank De Boer was still in charge, but has fallen out of the reckoning since Roy Hodgson’s arrival.
Although he has made 11 appearances in all competitions for Palace, Fosu-Mensah last got a run out on November 5 – just over a month ago – and only made the bench for their last four matches.
And now, according to The Guardian, Palace are considering letting the Dutch defender leave so they can bring in another loan player in the form of Liverpool striker Danny Ings.
Premier League sides are only allowed to name two domestic loanees in their squad, and Palace already have both Fosu-Mensah and Chelsea starlet Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Hodgson is desperate to strengthen his attack by bringing in Ings and is ready to sacrifice one of his current loan players to do so, though feels like Loftus-Cheek has performed better and has more to offer.
Ings, who was superb for Burnley but has been blighted by injuries since moving to Anfield, is also being chased by West Ham, Newcastle and Stoke City.
Palace would need to negotiate the early termination of Fosu-Mensah’s loan, though United are likely to accept given the minimal game time the youngster has received recently.
Recent reports suggested the Red Devils were ‘furious’ with Palace about how little he has been used and were preparing to terminating his loan early to find him a club where he would get more first-team exposure.
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