Man United still want to sign €55m-rated Premier League forward

Red Devils are prepared to spend £70m to re-sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace. Ivory Coast international was Sir Alex Ferguson’s final signing in 2013 but did not play under the Scottish manager as the deal was agreed before he retired from football.

Wilfried fell out of favour with David Moyes and played only four matches for Man United before he returned to the Eagles on loan. Crystal Palace then re-signed Zaha for only £6m with add-ons and the winger has now established himself as one of the best forwards in the Premier League.

Red Devils are ‘leading the race’ to sign the 27-year-old winger at the end of the campaign and are willing to meet Eagles’ asking price, which will be in the region of £70m. He is a regular member of the national team line-up and also played in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which is already a big achievement for the attacker.

Norwegian coach was desperate to improve his attacking options in the summer, and Ivorian winger would provide a versatile opportunity for the Red Devils as he is capable of playing on the flanks and in a central role. Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku joined Inter Milan this summer, and their replacement are necessary.

Gunners were interested in signing Wilfried last summer but refused to meet Palace’s valuation. Zaha was also keen to leave, but his move to Arsenal fell through as London club refused to get close to Palace’s asking price. His current deal with Crystal Palace keeps him at the club until 2023.