Manchester United are playing the spoilers in Arsenal’s hopes of completing a move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.
The Ivorian is eager to leave Crystal Palace and has informed the club about his desire. Reports also claim that he is keen on a move to Arsenal, the club he supported as a child.
However, the Gunners have had two bids rejected by Palace as they don’t match or come near Crystal Palace £80m valuation of Zaha.
Palace’s valuation is based on the fact they are under no financial pressure to sell Zaha, but also due to a 20% sell-on fee inserted in the forward’s contract.
The clause means that Manchester United are entitled to get about £16m following Zaha’s move to the Eagles in 2015. This has made Palace so unwilling to drop below their £80m valuation of Zaha
With Arsenal on a tight transfer budget, the Gunners might just be frustrated in their bid to sign the Ivorian.
Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has voiced his fear about the possibility of Manchester United signing Portugal International, Bruno Fernandes.
The Reds boss was thrilled with the spectacular performance of the player in Liverpool pre-season encounter against Sporting. The 24-year old scored a wonder goal and made an assist as Sporting drew against Liverpool 2-2.
After the game, Klopp said: “If he [signs for Man Utd] then we will face him. He’s obviously a really good player.
“They [United] have already a few really good players, so that will probably make them stronger. It’s not nice, but [Man Utd’s transfer dealings are] not our cup of tea, to be honest.”