Gunners set to step up Zaha pursuit

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery has reportedly urged his club to make funds available to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has reportedly urged his club to make funds available to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.

Emery is eager to bring in Zaha during the summer transfer window but Palace’s valuation is a stumbling block for the Gunners manager.

The Eagles have reportedly set an asking price of £100million for the forward, while the Arsenal board have sanction just £45m for Emery to bring in new faces.

Emery is believed to have asked Arsenal to free up funds for a swoop for Zaha and it remains to be seen if they will relent after missing out on a place in next season’s Champions League.

Palace are likely to resist all offers for the forward until Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future is resolved regardless – as that potential transfer could have an impact on their stance with Zaha.

Manchester United are attempting to sign Wan-Bissaka and it is thought Palace want the removal of Zaha’s sell-on clause to be included in United’s offer for the full-back.

As it stands the Old Trafford club will receive 20% of any profit made from Zaha’s sale.

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