Arsenal move in on 'hot property' Zaha

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea want to buy Championship side Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha

Posted: 27 November 2012 Time: 02:48 pm

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea are after Wilfried Zaha, but Championship side Crystal Palace insist he is not for sale.

Zaha – who was called up by England last month – has reportedly been on Arsene Wengers's radar for months, and the Gunners have lined up a £7-million bid to bring him to the Emirates.

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Wenger, however, played it cool, saying: "We are looking at every player who could strengthen our squad. He's [Zaha] not more on the list than anybody else."

The Sunday Mirror has reported that the player – who has been valued in the region of £20-million – is also top of Alex Ferguson's transfer wish list, while Chelsea have also been monitoring the 20-year-old's progress.

However, an insider at Crystal Palace claims the club are not interested in selling the Ivory Coast-born forward, as he will be crucial to their challenge for promotion to the Premier League under new manager Ian Holloway.

"It would be easy to cash in on Wilfried in January, but the feeling at the club is that it would be a false economy. It is a case of giving it our best shot to win promotion – and that means keeping Wilfried at Selhurst Park," the source told the Sunday Mirror.

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Previous comments on this story...

Doox
posted: 09:44 pm
Good for them(Crystal Palace). It's always easy for the smaller teams to 'give in' to the money temptations by selling their best players.
Usually that means such teams never progress beyond where they are. In the long run, that costs them even bigger than the pittance they receive from selling their best players.
A stagnant team will never grow their brand name, fan base, thus no bigger/significant sponsorships. They don't even get media coverage.
Anonymous
posted: 03:13 am
Awesome player. Since u have chosen England over Ivory coast, we wish you luck. You are not one of us anymore. Zaha, how can you turn down Didier Drogba asking you to play for Ivory Coast? Slyman
Nqoza
posted: 07:07 am
Mxm.bl**dy african has ditched his native country.u wnt make it far boy.your ancestors are angry with u bigtime.ask balotelli and co.england is weak.soon u wil be like emile heskey.nxa
Black Jesus
posted: 09:17 am
Alex Furgeson has failed to utilize African born players before,what will be the difference with Zaha?
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