But the winger’s former side Manchester United could scupper his hopes of securing a dream move away.
The Red Devils are poised to confirm the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Palace today.
United agreed a £50m deal for the right-back this week and he has completed his medical in Manchester.
Palace were determined to keep their star duo this summer and Wan-Bissaka’s exit will see their stance surrounding Zaha grow even stronger.
The Eagles fan-favourite, though, is desperate to take the next step in his career.
Following another impressive season at Selhurst Park, the 26-year-old intends to make the jump up again to a top-six side.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal is his desired destination, having supported the Gunners as a boy.
Starsport understands Unai Emery still wants to add a winger to his ranks this summer, although their £45m budget complicates matters.
“Zaha has now urged Palace to reach an agreement with Arsenal”
Zaha has now urged Palace to reach an agreement with Arsenal.
But the south London club value their star forward at a whopping £80m which is way out of Arsenal’s price range.
Had Wan-Bissaka not been going to Old Trafford, Palace’s demands may not have been quite so substantial.
However, with the right-back beating his team-mate out the door at Selhurst Park, Zaha is left hoping chairman Steve Parish will soften his stance.
The Daily Mail adds Arsenal manager Emery wants Emirates chiefs to dig deep and find money to fund a move for Zaha.
But the Gunners are already spending the bulk of their initial budget, prior to any player sales, on Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney and Saint-Etienne centre-half William Saliba.
Zaha’s efforts to push through a move, though, will certainly help Arsenal’s cause to land the tricky wideman.