Arsenal are working hard to get a deal done in the summer, with a deal for Wilfried Zaha still on going, as Crystal Palace confirmed the North London side have made a bid for the forward.
Zaha has expressed his desire to feature elsewhere other than the Selhurst Park. However, while the Gunners have shown interest in securing the Ivorian, Emery is still far-fetched from the club’s valuation of the player.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hudson has confirmed Arsenal made an offer for the Wilfried Zaha, but has revealed the club offer ‘has come nowhere near his valuation.
“I don’t think Arsenal have actually made a bid that has come anywhere near our valuation,’ Roy Hodgson said on Tuesday.
“I’m sure the player realises that if someone’s going to take him away from us, he’ll expect clubs to pay the market value.
“Until someone does that, there’s not much to discuss regarding Wilf.”
Unai Emery is finding it difficult to close a deal in the summer, with the manager’s transfer budget largely limiting his plans to rebuild.
The Gunners have made attempts to sign Chinese winger Yannick Carrasco and a few more names, but seems to have only made undervalued offers for their various targets.
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However, the Premier League side would have to spare £36m for the striker, but this could be paid over more than one installment.
Emery has asked for patience, as he continues to rebuild for next season, saying the club is working and that he has been in contact with the club and Edu.
Wilfried Zaha is believed to be Unai Emery’s top target. However, the Gunners may have to admit defeat and seek cheaper alternatives, with Crystal Palace holding out for a fee closer to €80m for the forward.