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Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has asked the club to allow him to join Arsenal this summer

Wilfried Zaha pleads with Crystal Palace to let him join Arsenal – the club he supported growing up

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Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha wants to join Arsenal this summer.

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Sportsmail understands Zaha has informed his club of his desire and urged them to reach an agreement with the club he supported as a boy.

Palace will bank over £50m from the sale of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and had no intention of losing both him and Zaha. 

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has asked the club to allow him to join Arsenal this summer

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has asked the club to allow him to join Arsenal this summer

But winger Zaha, 26, remains determined to secure his own big-money switch from Selhurst Park too.

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Palace have put a huge £80m price tag on talisman Zaha which would put him out of Arsenal’s price range.

The Gunners have a starting budget of around £45m following their failure to qualify for the Champions League.

That has left Zaha hoping that Palace chairman Steve Parish will lower the club’s demands to make his dream switch a reality.

Zaha’s position will be a boost to Arsenal boss Unai Emery who wants Emirates chiefs to dig deep and find the money to fund a move for Zaha, who is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations.

 

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