06 Jul Arsenal transfer information: Gunners’ focus stays on Wilfried Zaha despite #30m Lucas Vazquez connection
The Gunners wish to signal up a winger this summer, and despite reports to the contrary, the Crystal Palace man stays their priority
Wilfried Zaha stays Arsenal’s priority this summer as they seem to make a winger to fortify their attack.
The Gunners are researching different alternatives because of the problem they face persuasive Crystal Palace to part with their star guy, however, Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez isn’t known to be on the schedule.
There were reports in Spain which Unai Emery had identified Vasquez as a goal and the north London club had been closing on a #30 million ($37.7m) deal.
However Vasquez’s focus stays very much on Madrid, despite hints he will shortly be on just how from this club.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have been given the opportunity to signal Malcom from Barcelona and Target has heard there’s interest in possibly bringing the Brazilian into the Emirates.
The Gunners chased the 22-year old while Arsene Wenger was in control before he finally left Bordeaux for Barcelona last summer.
Malcom didn’t create much of a feeling in the Liga champions, but making only 15 league appearances last year, and Barcelona have made it known he is available at a cost of $40m (Number 36m/$45m). There have been casual conversations with different clubs around Europe to attempt to create interest, such as Arsenal.
Arsenal’s mind of football Raul Sanllehi nevertheless has strong contacts in Camp Nou after over a decade together with the Catalan giants and also has been well aware of Malcom’s situation.
However, as it stands, Arsenal’s priority concerning earning a winger stays focused on Zaha – despite having had an original deal knocked back .
The Gunners bidding #40m ($50m) for Zaha last month, however, the bidding wasn’t even amused by Palace, that appreciate their winger at approximately #80m ($100m).
That charge is past Arsenal’s price range, but there’s a belief that a deal may nevertheless be achieved – maybe with players moving to Selhurst Park in the Emirates.
Palace are interested in Carl Jenkinson, while Calum Chambers or even Mohamed Elneny could also be provided by Arsenal, that will make another deal to attempt to lure the south London club in to performing business.
Zaha – a boyhood Arsenal enthusiast – is desperate to move upon the capital.
Talking to Sky Sports, the 26-year-old’s brother Judicael lately pleaded with Palace to allow the winger go.
“Wilfried will constantly maintain Crystal Palace and their lovers in the maximum respect and the support they’ve given way the world to him,” he explained.
“It is my brother’s dream however, to play for Arsenal.
“Given all that Wilfried has contributed to Crystal Palace to assist them stay a Premier League club, so I expect Palace will have the ability to see their way to agreeing a deal with Arsenal that enables Wilfried to realise his dream of enjoying European football for your club he is encouraged since childhood.”
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Arsenal, meanwhile, continue to goal William Saliba and Kieran Tierney.
Talks over a movement for Saliba are continuing, using Saint-Etienne demanding the 18-year old protector stays together for a further year on loan.
Celtic have rejected two offers from the Gunners to get left-back Tierney, but Arsenal stay hopeful of obtaining a bargain online.