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Sky Sports News reporter: Arsenal expected to bid for 26-year-old

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Arsenal are lining up a bid to try and sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace this summer, according to Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol.

The north London side are yet to make any new signings this summer as they look to add to their squad ahead of the new campaign.

Arsenal are thought to be working with a limited transfer budget this summer due to their failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The Gunners finished in fifth place in the Premier League and ended up losing 4-1 to Chelsea FC in the Europa League final back in May.

Crystal Palace striker Zaha, 26, has been touted as a target for the north London side, and Sky Sports News reporter Solhekol has now delivered an update on his situation.

According to Solhekol, Zaha is keen to leave Crystal Palace but wants to stay in London, and Arsenal are now expected to make an initial bid to sign the Ivory Coast international.

In a post on Twitter, Solhekol wrote: “Wilfried Zaha wants to leave Crystal Palace. Wants to stay in London and play European football.

“Arsenal expected to make offer after representatives held initial talks sounding out possibility of a deal.

“Palace don’t want to sell. Valued at £80m. Man Utd have 25% sell on clause.”

And in a second update posted later, he added: “Signing for Arsenal this summer would be Wilfried Zaha’s ‘dream move’”.

Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.

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