Why Arsenal have Man Utd to blame for Wilfried Zaha transfer struggle

Why Arsenal have Man Utd to blame for Wilfried Zaha transfer struggle

The Gunners are desperate for fresh faces this summer and they have identified Zaha as their priority target.

But they’re unable to afford him after failing to qualify for the Champions League.

Arsenal have handed Unai Emery a transfer budget of just £45m.

Palace chiefs are demanding at least £80m to part with their talisman.

“He doesn’t want to lose Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the same window.”

Crystal Palace hero Clinton Morrison

The south London club have already lost Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who joined Manchester United earlier this summer.

And Palace hero Clinton Morrison insists the right-back’s exit is the reason behind the club’s stance on Zaha.

“£80m is a lot of money,” he told talkSPORT.

“But I feel the chairman is only doing that because he doesn’t want to lose Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the same window.

Zaha and Wan-Bissaka

Crystal Palace are determined to keep hold of Wilfried Zaha (Pic: GETTY)

Wilfried Zaha

Arsenal look to have been priced out of a move for Wilfried Zaha (Pic: GETTY)

“He doesn’t want to lose Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the same window.”

Crystal Palace hero Clinton Morrison

“It could be a long hard season if we lose both of them and we don’t improve the squad.

“If Palace do lose him I am really worried about what it’s going to be like for Palace this coming season.”

Zaha indicated earlier this year that he dreams of playing in the Champions League but he’s yet to hand in a transfer request and is expected to stay put at Selhurst Park.

And Morrison is confident Zaha will enjoy another season with Palace.

Zaha and Wan-Bissaka

Crystal Palace don’t want to lose Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the same window (Pic: GETTY)

“I think he’ll eventually get his move. He and the chairman have a close relationship so eventually Wilf will say to the chairman and say please let me go,” he added.

“He has come out and said that, but he signed a new deal just over a year ago and he’s still got four years to go.

“Obviously Wilfried wants to play at a bigger club and wants to play at a higher level, and I totally get that because he’s a fantastic footballer.

“But I believe Wilf will still be a Palace player come the end of the window.”

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