Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha to stay put despite Everton bid – Standard

Everton’s Wilfried Zaha bid rejected

Did Everton really think that their bid would be accepted by Crystal Palace?

On Sunday, Sky Sports reported that Everton had submitted a 55 million pound offer for Wilfried Zaha.

As stressed by reporter Kaveh Solhekol, Everton’s bid had “no players involved. Just £55m.”

On Monday, the Evening Standard have confirmed that Everton’s bid for Zaha has been rejected by the Eagles.

That’s no surprise, considering how Arsenal have also failed to sign Zaha this summer.

Indeed, Arsenal’s last rejected offer for Zaha was reportedly 55 million pounds plus Reiss Nelson.

Arsenal, meanwhile, seem unlikely to make another offer for Zaha, as Nicolas Pepe is apparently on the verge of joining the Gunners.

Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha’s staying put

Crystal Palace start their new Premier League season with a home match against Everton.

It appears that Wilfried Zaha will be in Palace’s XI on the opening day of the season.

After all the transfer speculation, the Evening Standard report on Monday that Zaha seems set to stay in south London:

Wilfried Zaha is due back at Crystal Palace this week as it looks increasingly unlikely he will secure a move away from Selhurst Park this summer.

Palace believe they would now be unable to find a replacement and will not accept an offer below their £80m valuation, meaning Everton are set to be priced out of a move as their bid falls well short of that figure.

 

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Also see: Arsenal ‘close’ to signing Sami Khedira from Juventus.

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