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Report: Arsenal considering player-plus-cash offer for Zaha

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Report: Arsenal considering player-plus-cash offer for Zaha

Arsenal are reportedly considering offering players-plus-cash in a bid to land Wilfried Zaha (The Mirror).

The Ivorian remains a top priority for the Gunners, but the club are restricted by a £45 million transfer budget.

Arsenal have so far tabled an offer of £40 million, but Crystal Palace are reported to want at least £80 million for their star man (BBC Sport).

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With cash tight, the club are ready to try and use player/s as makeweight to try and facilitate a deal.

The Mirror say Mohamed Elneny, Calum Chambers and Carl Jenkinson are all possible options.

 

Whether Palace will entertain such an offer remains to be seen, but it is worth considering none of the players mentioned would be a direct replacement for Zaha at Selhurst Park.

TBR’s view

Arsenal risk agitating Palace further if they try to offer any of these players plus cash for Zaha.

Palace stand to lose a brilliant forward player, so surely the Gunners should be offering someone who could replace the former Manchester United man at the very least.

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Realistically though, Palace will be wanting pure cash if Zaha is to leave.

With less than a month remaining until the transfer window closes, Arsenal can ill-afford to be testing the waters with such bids.

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