Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha has reportedly told Crystal Palace that he wants to leave the club.
The 26-year-old attacker, who has now concluded his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations, is scheduled to soon re-join the Eagles for pre-season training.
However, according to Sky Sports, he has now told Palace officials that he wants to ply his trade elsewhere in 2019/20.
Zaha was the subject of a £40million bid from the Gunners earlier this month, which was swiftly rejected by Roy Hodgson’s side.
The manager subsequently came out and declared: “I don’t think Arsenal have actually made a bid that has come anywhere near our valuation.
“I’m sure the player realises that if someone’s going to take him away from us, he’ll expect clubs to pay the market value. Until someone does that, there’s not much to discuss regarding Wilf.”
Now, it’s claimed Unai Emery’s team are set to return with an improved proposal, boosted by the player’s intention to move.
Zaha starred as he scored in Palace’s 3-2 win over Arsenal at the Emirates in April – a game in which he is said to have caught Emery’s eye and become his top target.
As a youngster in 2013, he left Palace for Manchester United, but failed to crack the first team and subsequently returned to Selhurst Park.