Arsenal keeping tabs with €45m-rated Premier League forward
London club are plotting a player-plus-cash offer for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, with Spanish manager prepared to offload three members of his squad. Arsenal have already seen a £40m bid for the Ivory Coast international turned down during this summer, with the Palace ready to hold out for a fee within the region of £80m.
Zaha enjoyed a stellar 2018-19 season, contributing five assists and ten goals in 34 Premier League matches to help Eagles finish in mid-table, but he has expressed a desire to move on to a new challenge.
Gunners are prepared to offer three footballers as part of a deal to sign Wilfried, with Calum Chambers, Carl Jenkinson and Mohamed Elneny all marked for a potential switch.
Unai has no use for the trio next campaign and the London club lack sizeable transfer funds after failing to secure the Champions League group stage place, which makes using one of the footballers in question as a makeweight to sign a primary target the ideal solution.
It is believed that Ivorian superstar wants to seal a move to Emirates Stadium, having supported the Gunners in youth, but Crystal Palace are determined to make another significant profit, having already sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Man United for £50m this transfer window.
So far, the Spanish coach has only managed to bring in Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli in the market, and extra reinforcements will be needed if Emery is to improve on his first year in the Premier League. The 26-year-old attacker would be an excellent signing for the Gunners this summer.