Wilfried Zaha has once again informed Crystal Palace that he wants to leave the club this summer.
Arsenal failed miserably with a £45m for the winger who recently returned to London following Ivory Coast’s quarter-final exit.
Unfortunately, with Unai Emery strapped for cash this summer, it is not likely that Arsenal can stump up the £80m price-tag Palace have placed on Zaha.
And Arsenal’s transfer budget is depleted already with Gabriel Martinelli so far the only purchase for £6m.
Zaha, who has issued a transfer plea is scheduled to soon re-join the Eagles for pre-season training.
He scored 10 and assisted 5 in the Premier League last season, including scoring in Palace’s 3-2 win over Arsenal at the Emirates in April – a game in which he is said to have caught Emery’s eye and become his top target.
As a youngster in 2013, he left Palace for Manchester United, but failed to crack the first team and subsequently returned to Selhurst Park.
WIlfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he wants to leave after returning from the African Cup of Nations. Palace rejected £40m bid. Arsenal expected to push again in the coming days. Zaha is Unai Emery’s No 1 target.
Emery has wanted him since Palace beat Arsenal 3-2 in April
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