- 1 Jul 2019, 22:54
- Updated: 1 Jul 2019, 22:55
ARSENAL are still yet to sign any new players in this summer transfer window, but are getting closer and closer…
William Saliba and Kieran Tierney are among those heavily linked, but Crystal Palace have slapped an £80m price tag on Wilfried Zaha – while Yacine Brahimi could arrive on the cheap.
Get all the latest Gunners transfer news and gossip here…
PENNY-PINCHING Arsenal have made a derisory £40million bid for Wilfried Zaha — with Argos-style payments over FIVE YEARS.
Crystal Palace, who rate their star man at an eyewatering £120m, laughed off the measly offer and labelled the Gunners’ efforts ‘embarrassing’.
Incredibly, cheeky Arsenal also demanded a hefty DISCOUNT if they managed to cobble together the cash to pay off bits of Zaha’s transfer fee early.
Palace have no need to cash in on the winger after flogging rookie defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United last week for an initial £45m.
WILFRIED ZAHA dreams of a move to Arsenal, claims his brother Judicael.
He told Sky Sports News: “Wilfried will always hold Crystal Palace and their fans in the highest regard and all the support they have given means the world to him.
“It’s my brother’s dream though, to play for Arsenal.
“Given all that Wilfried has given to Crystal Palace to help them remain a Premier League club, I hope Palace will be able to see their way to agreeing a deal with Arsenal that allows Wilfried to realise his dream of playing European Football for the club he’s supported since childhood.”
CRYSTAL PALACE could turn to Carl Jenkinson as Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s defensive replacement.
Boss Roy Hodgson is looking for a new right-back after Wan-Bissaka completed a £50million move to Manchester United.
And Hodgson has always been a fan of the Arsenal defender and even gave him his England debut against Sweden in 2012.
Jenkinson, 27, is available for £5m having made just eight appearances for Arsenal last term.
ARSENAL are preparing a £12million swoop for Hull striker Jarrod Bowen, SunSport can exclusively reveal.
The 22-year-old has been watched by the Gunners since January.
And the North Londoners have been impressed by his performances that saw him net 22 times for the Tigers last season.
Their rivals Tottenham also kept tabs on Bowen but Arsenal are set to make an official bid.
Hull value their prized asset at £15m but will be tempted to let him go for £3m less if the Gunners come knocking.
WILFRIED ZAHA provided a glimpse to Arsenal fans of what they can expect with a trademark strike at the African Cup of Nations.
The Crystal Palace winger is Gunners boss Unai Emery’s No1 summer transfer target.
And he showed exactly why the Spaniard is desperate to bring him to the Emirates as he starred for Ivory Coast against Namibia on Monday.
The £80m-rated star grabbed the third in his country’s 4-1 win after cutting in from the left to lash home right-footed.