£80m man ‘tempted’ as Everton look to pinch Arsenal target

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Wilfried Zaha is ‘tempted’ by a move to Everton this summer as Arsenal struggle to afford his transfer fee, according to reports.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for Zaha this summer but Roy Hodgson recently claimed that the north London side haven’t come anywhere near meeting Palace’s valuation.

It had been reported that Arsenal have had a bid of £40million rejected for the Ivory Coast international but the Eagles are understood to want nearer £80million for the winger.

The Independent claimed on Monday that the Gunners have proposed a ‘£55m deal with £10m dependent on clauses’ plus Reiss Nelson on loan for the season.

While the Evening Standard said on Wednesday that Arsenal are ‘enduring even tougher negotiations’ because of ‘Manchester United’s sell-on clause for the Crystal Palace forward’.

And now the Evening Standard brings us another update by claiming that Zaha is ‘tempted’ by interest from Everton with the Toffees showing an interest in him.

Everton want to ‘add a marquee name’ this summer and they ‘have identified’ Zaha as a possibility despite Arsenal still being Zaha’s ‘preferred destination’.

The report adds that the Merseysiders have been ‘given encouragement’ over a deal for Zaha with the Toffees possessing ‘the financial clout to complete a deal’.

 

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