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Arsenal face competition from Everton for Wilfried Zaha transfer

Crystal Palace want £80million for Arsenal transfer target Wilfried Zaha (Picture: Getty) Arsenal are set to face competition from Everton in the battle to sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace. The Ivory Coast international has been identified as one of Unai Emery’s primary targets and was earmarked back in May when the 26-year-old put on a virtuoso display in the Eagles’ 3-2 win at the Emirates which ultimately cost Arsenal a place in next season’s Champions League. Arsenal’s opening bid of £40million was swiftly rejected by Palace who want at least double that amount to part with their prize asset. Roy Hodgson’ side reluctantly accepted a £50m offer from Manchester United for Aaron Wan-Bissaka earlier this summer and are under little pressure to sell given Zaha signed a new long-term contract 12 months ago. More: WorldAt least 23 students kill themselves after schools send out wrong resultsMan stopped after going up wrong escalator says he was 'racially profiled'Arsenal face competition from Everton for Wilfried Zaha transfer Arsenal have offered the likes of Calum Chambers, Carl Jenkinson and Mohamed Elneny in part exchange but Palace have no interest in any of that trio. In a bid to engineer his exit, Zaha is reported to have informed Palace of his desire to leave before the start of the season, while it is believes Arsenal are his preferred destination. Everton, now owned by former Arsenal shareholder Farhad Moshiri has invested heavily in the Merseyside club who broke their transfer record three years ago to sign Zaha’s former teammate Yanick Bolasi for £30m. Wilfried Zaha starred in Crystal Palace’s 3-2 win against Arsenal last season (Picture: Getty) ‘I don’t think Arsenal have actually made a bid that has come anywhere near our valuation,’ said Hodgson on Tuesday evening after Palace’s friendly with Barnet. ‘I’m sure the player realises that if someone’s going to take him away from us, he’ll expect clubs to pay the market value. ‘Until someone does that, there’s not much to discuss regarding Wilf.’ More: Arsenal FCMesut Ozil names the Arsenal youngster he expects to have a 'big season'Sven Mislintat claims Arsenal broke promise to him and reveals their new transfer strategyArsenal now confident of completing £25m deal after William Saliba victory...

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Published By: Metro - Friday, 19 July







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