Last Updated: 29/07/19 9:07pm
Wilfried Zaha is wanted by Everton
Everton have made a second bid to Crystal Palace for Wilfried Zaha, according to Sky sources.
The Merseyside club have offered £55m plus forward Cenk Tosun and midfielder James McCarthy, after they made a £55m cash-only bid, which was rejected.
Everton have not denied their interest in acquiring Zaha but say talk of a second bid involving players moving to Selhurst Park is incorrect.
However, Kaveh Solhekol of Daily Week Sports News said: “As far as we are concerned, I have faith in the source from our story and what we are being told.
“We know that Everton are trying to sign him, we know they made a £55m bid for him, and we know that in discussions the names of Cenk Tosun and James McCarthy have been brought up – players that Crystal Palace are interested in.
“Everton say they have not made a second bid but my information is that they have.”
Daily Week Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol runs through Everton’s second bid for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, with the Merseyside club offering £55m plus James McCarthy and Cenk Tosun
Arsenal originally appeared to be favourites to sign Zaha – but they are now poised to complete a deal for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.
Zaha’s preference was for a move that would keep him in London, but he is understood to be willing to move to the north west.
Everton forward Cenk Tosun could be part of a cash-plus-players package for Wilfried Zaha
The 26-year-old has scored 53 goals in 323 games across two spells at Selhurst Park, but is believed to be keen to prove himself at the highest level.
The Ivory Coast international is understood to have informed Palace of his desire to leave Selhurst Park after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations.
However, the south Londoners value Zaha at £80m and are under no financial pressure to sell, having already seen Aaron Wan-Bissaka join Manchester United for £50m this summer.
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