Arsenal could find it difficult to sign Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha this summer after their latest offer is thought to have ‘incensed’ the Eagles, according to a report by BBC Sport.

The Gunners are believed to have offered the Premier League outfit a derisory £40million for the Ivorian ace – half the valuation the south London club have for their star.

Palace are understood to have been infuriated with the approach and have claimed Arsenal are using old and naive tactics to try and force the player to create an unhappy environment, therefore securing a cut-price deal.

It is safe to say that has not worked out for the Gunners so far and the ball appears to be firmly in the Selhurst Park outfit’s court at the moment following the five-year contract Zaha signed last summer.

However, it should not be surprising that Unai Emery’s side have gone in with what can only be considered a low offer.

Arsenal were always going to find it difficult to acquire a player of Zaha’s ability this summer as their transfer budget is thought to be extremely limited.

Football.London claimed the Gunners’ have just £45m to spend on players as Emery looks to improve his squad over the next month or so.

With that in mind, it would seem extremely unlikely that Zaha will be at the Emirates Stadium come the start of next season unless something huge happens.


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