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Everton see £52m bid for Wilfired Zaha rejected as Arsenal turn their attention to Nicolas Pepe 

Everton have seen their £52million bid to sign Wilfried Zaha rejected by Crystal Palace

The 26-year-old has attracted heavy interest from the Toffees and Arsenal this summer after he recently admitted he was looking for a new challenge to develop his career. 

However, the Gunners have recently turned their focus towards a £72m deal for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe, improving Everton’s chances of signing Zaha.

Everton have made a £52million bid to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha

Everton have made a £52million bid to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha

The south London club rejected Everton’s bid for Zaha on Sunday as they are determined to keep hold of their star player.

Nevertheless, Palace boss Roy Hodgson insists he is in the dark over the Toffees’ pursuit of Zaha, suggesting any bids will be fielded by Eagles chairman Steve Parish.

‘He’s dealing with the chairman at the moment, the chairman’s his link and they get on very well’, Hodgson told Sky Sports.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson has admitted he is unaware of Everton's bid to sign Zaha

Palace boss Roy Hodgson has admitted he is unaware of Everton’s bid to sign Zaha

‘Most of what’s going on with Wilfried is going on between him and the chairman. I can’t enlighten you at all, I know what you know I guess. 

I know it through reading on your websites or newspapers that this or that’s happening.’

When asked about Everton’s £52million bid for the winger, he simply replied: ‘Don’t know.’ 

Zaha provided 10 goals and 10 assists in 34 Premier League games in 2018-19

Zaha provided 10 goals and 10 assists in 34 Premier League games in 2018-19

Original article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7294765/Everton-52m-bid-Wilfired-Zaha-rejected-Arsenal-turn-attention-Nicolas-Pepe.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

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