Arsenal line up Wilfried Zaha transfer swoop but only want to pay £40m while Palace demand £80m

ARSENAL will test Crystal Palace’s resolve to get top dollar for Wilfried Zaha this summer.

The Gunners are keen on Zaha but his £80million asking price will rule them out of the running.

Palace are determined not to let the 26-year-old go on the cheap but Unai Emery’s budget will be around the £40million mark if they fail to reach the Champions League.

They are likely to wait until later in the window before making their move – and seeing if Palace budge on their valuation.

Zaha has told Palace he wants to leave for a Champions League club – and Emery needs to win the Europa League to make it.

Arsenal are also keen on getting homegrown talent into a squad that will lose Aaron Ramsey on a free to Juventus.

Zaha has switched countries to play for Ivory Coast but he is still classed as homegrown on Premier League quotas.

Chelsea are looking to spend big on a marquee signing this summer but they are searching for a No9.

Zaha fits the bill for Arsenal, who could offer Callum Chambers, Carl Jenkinson or Reiss Nelson in part-exchange for any deal.

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