Man City and Liverpool favourites to sign £70m-rated winger

Crystal Palace would be more willing to cash in on Wilfried Zaha to a Champions League club than Arsenal, claims Sky Sports.

The Gunners were believed to be Wilfried Zaha’s preferred destination if he was to leave Selhurst Park this summer.

The north London club had a £40 million offer turned down for the Ivorian winger at the beginning of July.

However, Crystal Palace want at least double that and are under no pressure to offload after already bringing in £50 million from the sale of Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Old Trafford.

Unai Emery is a huge fan of the Ivory Coast international and has made the 26-year-old his priority target, but the Eagles would be more willing to let their star attacker go if it was to a club competing in the Champions League, like Manchester City or Liverpool.

Arsenal are set for a third season in the Europa League after missing out on Champions League qualification again the last term after losing the Baku final to London rivals Chelsea.

Wilfried Zaha has been Unai Emery’s No 1 target ever since the Spaniard watched him play at Emirates when his side lost 3-2 to city neighbours, and Unai Emery is desperate to sign him.

But it all comes down to making a proper offer that Crystal Palace are going to accept, but the Eagles are under any pressure to cash in on him, and they would not stand in his way if other European elite clubs enter the race.