Report names three players Arsenal could use in Wilfried Zaha bid

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace control ball  and Mohamed Elneny and Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal FC during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates...

Arsenal are reportedly willing to only offer £40 million for Wilfried Zaha despite his asking price being twice as high.

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Crystal Palace at Cardiff City...

According to a report from The Sun, Arsenal could be willing to offer one of three players to Crystal Palace as they look to get a deal across the line for Wilfried Zaha.

The Sun reports that the Gunners have identified the forward as a key summer target following a campaign in which he scored 10 goals in the Premier League, while also providing five assists.


No Eagles player had a direct hand in more goals, and none caused anything the amount of problems for opposition defenders as Zaha did. Unsurprisingly, he is set to be offered the chance to leave Selhurst Park this summer.

The Sun reports that Arsenal want to sign Zaha but plan to delay their bid until later on in the window in the hope that Palace may have lowered their £80 million valuation of their talisman.

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 3, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

The report notes that Unai Emery has only got a transfer kitty worth half of that amount this summer, so could be willing to throw one of Calum Chambers, Carl Jenkinson or Reiss Nelson into the deal in a part-exchange move.

While Jenkinson has endured a difficult couple of years, Chambers may be a player that Palace show some interest in taking. However, Nelson would surely be the most exciting addition of the three for Roy Hodgson's men after an exciting season in which he has scored seven goals out on loan in the Bundesliga.

Reiss Nelson of 1899 Hoffenheim holds off Daniel Brosinski of FSV Mainz during the Bundesliga match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena on December...

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