The Eagles have already lost one homegrown fans’ favourite in Aaron Wan-Bissaka and speculation is rife that Zaha could follow the new Manchester United signing out of Selhurst Park and up to the north west.
It is no secret that Zaha would jump at the chance to join his boyhood club Arsenal but with funds tight at the Emirates, Everton have suddenly sprinted to the front of the queue.
What’s more, Sky adds that the Ivory Coast international would be open to joining one of the Premier League’s dark horses with Everton prepared to pay a club-record £60 million.
And, in an attempt to sweeten the deal, Everton are apparently willing to offer either McCarthy or misfit striker Cenk Tosun as part of the deal.
It doesn’t take a genius to work out why McCarthy is being included as a potential makeweight. Just a week ago, The Mail claimed that Crystal Palace offered £8 million for the Republic of Ireland international so Everton are fully aware that he has plenty of admirers at Selhurst Park.
Should Everton land one of the most influential forwards in the Premier League while getting rid of one or two expensive benchwarmers, this will look like another inspired piece of business on the part of director of football Marcel Brands.
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