Manchester United blocking Arsenal’s hopes of completing deal for Wilfried Zaha

first_imgWilfried Zaha is frustrated with Crystal Palace’s valuation (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s hopes of completing a move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha are being scuppered by Manchester United.The Ivorian informed the Eagles at the end of last season that he wanted to leave the club and he is keen on a move to Arsenal, the club he supported as a child.However, the Gunners have had two bids rejected by Palace as they fall significantly short of the club’s £80m valuation of Zaha.Palace’s valuation is based on the fact they are under no financial pressure to sell Zaha but also due to a 20% sell-on fee in the forward’s contract.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester United blocking Arsenal’s hopes of completing deal for Wilfried Zaha Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jul 2019 9:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares Palace value Zaha at £80m (Picture: Getty)The clause was installed by Manchester United following Zaha’s move to the club in 2015 and would entitle the Red Devils to around £16m should Palace get their asking price for the 26-year-old.AdvertisementAdvertisementWith such a significant portion of the fee going to United, Palace are not willing to drop below their £80m valuation of Zaha and that has frustrated the Gunners, according to the Standard.Unai Emery is working on a tight budget this summer and it’s unlikely that the Gunners will be able to sign Zaha through a straight cash deal.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalPalace attempted to remove the clause during negotiations with United over the sale of Aaron Wan-Bissaka but the Red Devils argued that the £6m fee they accepted for Zaha four years ago was well below the forward’s value and rejected the attempt to remove the clause.There’s just over two weeks left of the transfer window and Palace will not allow negotiations for Zaha to enter the final days without a resolution.The Eagles are frustrated by the lack of progress that’s been made in talks and will not leave themselves without a replacement if talks enter the final days of the window.MORE: Man Utd vs Tottenham TV channel, live stream, UK time, team news and odds Advertisementlast_img

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