PSG lining up shock £100m move?

English Premier League

Paris Saint-Germain are said to be lining up a surprise £100m transfer for Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha as the direct replacement for Neymar, if the Brazil superstar leaves the club this month.

With the Neymar transfer saga in a critical phase with one week left in the current transfer window, PSG have reportedly set out provisional plans to replace the Brazil international.

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Head coach Thomas Tuchel claimed he's been informed not to field the world's most expensive footballer amidst ongoing talks with FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus and reports in England suggest they've identified their ideal replacement.

SunSport claim Crystal Palace winger, Zaha, will be subject of a £100m (R1.86bn) bid this week if Neymar returns to Spain, which will come as a major curveball for the English side with their transfer window already shut.

Zaha, 26, has made no secret of his desire to leave the Eagles for a second time in his career, in order to gain a new challenge away from the London based outfit.

Premier League rivals Everton failed to prise him away from Selhurst Park with a reported £65m bid plus players in exhange for the former Manchester United forward this month.

However, the mommoth bid, which would rank Zaha as the most expensive African footballer in history, could sway Roy Hodgson's side to part ways with their attacking talisman.

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Zaha has scored 53 goals and registered 63 assists in 326 appearances for Palace over two seperate spells.