Everton to make ‘vastly improved’ deadline day bid for Wilfried Zaha – Telegraph

Shkodran Mustafi

Everton not giving up on Zaha

Everton will reportedly make a ‘vastly improved’ bid for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha on transfer deadline day, in an attempt to get a deal over the line.

Zaha’s future has been one of the hottest topics over the past week or so.

That’s because Everton’s pursuit of the Ivorian has reached a new level.

It was reported at the end of July that the Toffees had offered Crystal Palace £55 million and two players.

Those two players were reported to be James McCarthy and Cenk Tosun.

However, that bid was rejected.

Fast forward to Wednesday, and a new bid of £70 million plus McCarthy and Tosun was reportedly rejected.

As a result, Zaha is said to have put in an official transfer request.

After that, Everton are set to return for more before the end of the window.

SUEZ, EGYPT – JULY 08: Wilfried Zaha of Ivory Coast during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 match between Mali and Ivory Coast at Suez Stadium on July 8, 2019 in Suez, Egypt. (Photo by Visionhaus)

How high are Everton willling to go?

According to the Telegraph, Everton will come back with a ‘vastly improved’ deadline day bid.

They claim ‘the offer could be as high as £70million – plus the striker Cenk Tosun, possibly on a permanent deal rather than a loan as initially proposed’. 

It’s also suggested that Everton could include a second player in the deal, but it wouldn’t be James McCarthy.

The Irishman is already set for a move to Palace, and that deal is set to be concluded separately.

According to the Telegraph’s report, Everton hope that the deal will come close to Palace’s Zaha asking price of ‘at least £100 million’.

Whether Palace will accept the deal is yet to be seen, but this one could go right down to the wire on deadline day.

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Everton aren’t only targeting Zaha.

They have reportedly also made moves for Man United’s Chris Smalling and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi.

Click here to find out more about those offers.