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Crystal Palace slap £100 million price tag on Arsenal target Zaha

Crystal Palace have slapped the proverbial price tag on Wilfried Zaha, with the sticker apparently reading £100m.

In what is shaping up to be a pretty slow transfer window, with the press seemingly having very few actual stories to report on, one story that has emerged recently is Arsenal‘s interest in Wilfried Zaha.

Reports emerged at the end of the season that Zaha has told Crystal Palace that he wants to leave Selhurst Park this summer, with the Ivory Coast international keen to play European football.

There were claims earlier this week that the Gunners were keen to sign him, although the Eagles £80 million valuation of the player could prove to be problematic for Unai Emery, who reportedly only has £40 million to spend this summer plus whatever he can raise through player sales.

However, the Daily Mail today report that Palace will in fact demand £100 million in a bid to keep their prized asset, a figure which would make him the most expensive transfer in Premier League history.

While we try not to take too much of what the Mail says too seriously, Zaha recently conducted an in-depth interview with the controversial newspaper, which suggests that they do have some kind of connections with the former Man Utd flop.

Whether Arsenal will be able to come up with the cash, or indeed come up with some kind of compromise remains to be seen.

This one could be one of the main headlines of the transfer window until it closes 8th August…

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