Crystal Palace are not resigned to losing Wilfried Zaha this summer and have slapped a £100 million price tag on his head as he continues to be linked with Arsenal.
Since returning to London side back in 2015 following a dismal spell at Manchester United, Wilfried Zaha has re-established himself as Crystal Palace’s key player and one of the stars of the Premier League.
The Ivorian winger has opted now is the time to move on, however, and is understood to have pleaded with the Eagles to agree terms with Arsenal over a summer transfer.
Wilfried Zaha supported the Gunners as a kid and wants to play under Unai Emery although the face Arsenal will not compete in the Champions League next year after finishing fifth in the league.
Crystal Palace are reluctant to lose another star following the exit of Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United, however, and have slapped a £100 million price tag on Zaha.
The Eagles now hope the £100 million valuation will price Arsenal out of a move, with the north London club only said to have around £45 million to spend after missing out on Champions League qualification.
Crystal Palace are now searching for a replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and are understood to be interested in signing Timothy Castagne from Atalanta.
After the move to Old Trafford was confirmed Aaron Wan-Bissaka sent a message: ‘I can’t thank everyone at Crystal Palace enough,’ he tweeted.
‘I’ve been at the club for 11 years and grown up there so I will never forget my roots and the support I’ve had from fans, players, staff. ‘Thank you to everyone.’