Arsenal are reportedly ready to put forward a £35m-worth bid in order to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in January. 

By 90Min
November 12, 2017

Arsenal are reportedly ready to put forward a £35m-worth bid in order to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in January. 

The Gunners are thought to be in search of a replacement for Chile superstar Alexis Sanchez, who is likely to depart from London in the next few months. 

The Sun reports that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has already started planning the club's future without Sanchez, who is in his final contract year and does not seem keen to renew. 

Rumours that he was close to swooping to Manchester City were circulating this summer, with speculations suggesting that he demanded a huge pay rise that Gunners refused to give him. 

A deal thought to be worth around £60m was reportedly ready to be signed on deadline day, yet things got eventually postponed until January since Arsenal failed to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar as a replacement.

Sanchez is, therefore, more likely than ever to depart from the North London club and, possibly, will wish to rejoin with former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola in Manchester. 

His departure from the North London side will mean that Wenger will need a substitute, and Zaha seems the perfect candidate for him. 

The 25-year-old has only netted twice since the beginning of the season and could be determined to leave Crystal Palace as the Eagles remain stuck at the bottom of the Premier League table. 

Zaha has played at Selhurst Park ever since 2009, although he spent two years at Manchester United before returning again to the London outfit and, last May, signed a new five-year contract. 

Should he be willing to leave, Arsenal won't be the only interested team to bid for him, as Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be an equally great admirer of him.  

Last summer, he was also strongly linked to Manchester City, who could try again to sign him in January. 

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