Paper Talk: £80m forward pleads with club to let him join Arsenal

Date published: Saturday 29th June 2019 9:24

Chelsea are ready to recall an on-loan striker due to their transfer ban, while a Crystal Palace star has asked to join Arsenal, according to Saturday’s papers.



Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has told his club to allow him to leave and join Arsenal this summer, a report claims.

There have been reports over the last week that Unai Emery ‘will ask Arsenal to break the bank’ for Zaha despite widespread reports that the Spaniard’s budget could be as low as £45million.

Ornstein reckons that Palace would be ‘reluctant to entertain offers’ for Zaha ‘in light of Wan-Bissaka’s departure’.

It was also claimed that ‘the most realistic way of generating the required finance would be by cashing in on’ Aubameyang, who was the Gunners’ top scorer last season.

However, a report from the Daily Mirror has handed the north London side a boost as they claim Zaha has told Palace he wants a move to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

The paper states that the Ivory Coast international has ‘pleaded’ with the Eagles to ‘reach an agreement for a transfer to his childhood team’.

Zaha is however valued at £80million, a figure which at the moment provides a sizeable ‘stumbling block’ in potential negotiations.



Chelsea are willing to recall Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid to bolster their striking options if the La Liga club do not pay £50m for him. (The Telegraph)

Manchester United are confident they can secure deals for Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff and Sporting and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes. (Evening Standard)

Real Madrid may have to pay as much as £150m up front to sign France midfielder Paul Pogba from Manchester United. (Mirror)

Inter will sell Joao Mario and Dalbert to raise the money to meet Manchester United’s £75m valuation for striker Romelu Lukaku. (The Sun)

The family of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen have been seen house-hunting in Madrid, where the 27-year-old Denmark international would like to move this summer. (Times)

Gareth Bale could remain at Real Madrid with the club struggling to find a buyer for the 29-year-old. (Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has told chairman Daniel Levy it is “essential” Spurs splash the cash this summer to strengthen their squad. (The Sun)

Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s long awaited move to Manchester United was almost scuppered at the eleventh hour by a demand made by Crystal Palace – a 10% sell on clause. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool winger Rafael Camacho will return to his former youth team Sporting after refusing a new contract at Anfield. (Guardian)

Colombia striker Radamel Falcao wants to join David Beckham’s MLS franchise InterMiami when his Monaco contract expires. (The Sun)

Antoine Griezmann has come to an agreement on his personal terms with Barcelona. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are planning to announce Frank Lampard before pre-season training starts next Friday. (The Sun)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has picked out Sunderland’s Dylan McGeouch to solve his injury problems in midfield. (Daily Record)

New West Brom manager Slaven Bilic wants former West Ham team-mate Julian Dicks to join him as Albion’s first-team coach. (Express & Star)



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