Palace lining up move for RB Leipzig forward Jean-Kevin Augustin if Zaha leaves – Sky sources
Last Updated: 08/08/19 1:30pm
Wilfried Zaha has attracted interest from Everton, Arsenal and Napoli this summer
Wilfried Zaha did not train with Crystal Palace on Deadline Day amid interest from Everton, according to Sky sources.
Zaha handed in a transfer request on Wednesday after Everton saw a £70m-plus-players bid rejected, with Palace wanting £80m for the Ivory Coast international.
Daily Week Sports News understands the 26-year-old is understood to be very disappointed and disillusioned about the situation.
Zaha has attracted huge amounts of attention during the summer transfer window; Arsenal were keen on his signature before they signed Nicolas Pepe, and there has been interest from Napoli in Italy.
He has made it clear he wants to leave Palace this summer, with his preferred move being across London to join his boyhood club Arsenal, and has expressed his desire to play Champions League football.
Sky sources understand Crystal Palace have rejected an improved offer from Everton worth £70m plus two players for Wilfried Zaha
Arsenal had a £40m offer turned down earlier this month, while Everton’s first bid of £55m was also rejected. Arsenal have since signed Zaha’s Ivory Coast team-mate Pepe for £72m, while Moise Kean joined Everton.
Palace are keen to keep Zaha – who has four years remaining on his contract at Selhurst Park – before the window for Premier League clubs closes on Thursday.
Zaha scored 10 goals and created 10 assists in 34 Premier League games last season, and has 35 goals in 180 games across all competitions since he rejoined the club from Manchester United in 2015.
Overall, Zaha has made 323 appearances for Palace across two spells, scoring 53 times.
Augustin lined up as Zaha replacement
Jean-Kevin Augustin is on stand-by to fly to London for a potential move to Palace – Sky sources
Palace are lining up a move for RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin if Zaha does leave Selhurst Park before the deadline.
Daily Week Sports News understands the 22-year-old is on standby to fly to London if a late Zaha deal is agreed.
Palace have fought off competition from Aston Villa for the former PSG forward who is likely to cost around £15m.
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