Door thrown wide open for Arsenal as £100m man asks for summer move

Date published: Thursday 18th July 2019 6:52

Arsenal have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Wilfried Zaha as reports claim he has told Crystal Palace he wishes to leave.

The Gunners had a reported £40million bid for Zaha rejected with The Sun saying Arsenal wanted to pay the fee over five years while asking for ‘a hefty discount’ if they managed to reimburse Crystal Palace early.

It’s claimed Palace value the star at nearer the £80million mark and it was little wonder to see their initial offer dismissed out of the hand by the Eagles, despite a plea from the Ivory Coast forward’s brother.

The Gunners though refused to give up and reportedly offered up to three players in part-exchange for the Ivory Coast international winger.

A recent update from Palace boss Roy Hodgson appeared to dampen the speculation, however the former England manager may now have his hand forced.

According to Sky Sports, Zaha has told Palace that he is determined to leave the club this summer, which opens the door for more offers from the Gunners.

The Daily Star recently claimed that the South London club are after £100million for their star man, but that figure could now be drastically reduced due to Zaha’s request.

 

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