Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been cheating on his girlfriend with the student lover of a fellow footballer, according to a report in the ​Daily Mail, and in an incredible twist of fate, the affair could scupper his team's pursuit of her boyfriend, Wolverhampton Wanderers' Kortney Hause. 

Zaha was seen with the student around the university halls, which she attends in Wembley, London, with her said to be dating Hause, after the pair started their relationship together last October.

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The incident if even more astounding given that Palace have been strongly linked with a move for the England Under 21 star Hause.

Zaha and his secret student even went on holiday to Morocco together, with Zaha's girlfriend and Kortney Hause none the wiser to their secret escape. 

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A friend of the secret lover said, "Her and Kortney have been an item for a while, but she digs the fact that Zaha is a Premier League player. Zaha has fallen for Paige in a big way. 

"He has told her that he will leave his girlfriend for her but it's difficult at the moment. She feels sorry for the girlfriend, but at the end of the day not sorry enough to stop sleeping with her partner."

There has yet been an official response to the situation from Crystal Palace, Zaha or Hause, but given the complexity of the story, it is not all that surprising. 

Zaha donates 10% of his weekly income to charities, maybe this will do something to ease his conscience. The former Manchester United star is also an active member of his local community, making appearances at schools (and University halls) quite regularly. 

Zaha will be hoping this story doesn't emerge again and Kortney Hause will probably feel pretty rubbish.

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