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Arsenal, Everton re-enter Wilfried Zaha race?

Palace prepared to sell Zaha this summer

Arsenal, Everton re-enter Wilfried Zaha race?

03 August 2020 - 21:22

Arsenal and Everton have been alerted by the availability of Wilfried Zaha, who is determined to leave Crystal Palace.

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  • Zaha was the subject of interest from the Gunners last summer, but they were put off by the Eagles' demands for £80m outright.

    Eventually, they landed the services of Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club-record £72m fee, which would be settled through instalments.

    Everton, on the other hand, were fancied to sign Zaha prior to their summer transfer deadline, but Palace declined their £70m bid.

    According to The Star, the Eagles are likely to sanction Zaha's sale this summer and they have set a lower asking price of £52m.

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is said to a secret admirer of the winger, but the package continues to remain beyond the club's reach.

    The Toffees, meanwhile, are also reluctant to pay the fee for Zaha, who had a disappointing 2019/2020 season, where he bagged just four goals and five assists.

    Written by Sri Aswin

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