Zaha posts cryptic message with future up in the air

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Wilfried Zaha may have resigned himself to missing out on a move to Arsenal with a cryptic message on social media.

Wilfried Zaha may have resigned himself to missing out on a move to Arsenal with a cryptic message on social media.

The 26-year-old has been with the Eagles for eight years over two spells but made it clear earlier this summer that he wants a new challenge from next season and beyond.

The Gunners have made no secret of their desire to sign the Ivory Coast forward but appear nowhere near Palace’s £80m valuation of the winger.

The north Londoners are said to have a maximum of £45m to spend on the former Manchester United player and it is hard to see that gap being bridged any time soon.

Zaha wants to move to the Emirates but has played his cards close to his chest while at the Africa Cup of Nations.

However, he posted a picture of himself on Instagram looking glum while listening to his mobile phone, with the captain ‘Life goes on.

Should the African remain it would be a huge boost to Roy Hodgson who has already seen young talent Aaron Wan-Bissaka sold to United for £55million.

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