Arsenal working on £60m Wilfried Zaha transfer despite record-breaking Nicolas Pepe deal

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Pepe is expected to be confirmed as an Arsenal player this week (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal in talks with Crystal Palace over the signing of Wilfried Zaha and still hope of signing the Ivory Coast international.

The Gunners are set to announce the £72m capture of Nicolas Pepe this week after deciding to make the Lille winger the club’s record signing.

Pepe’s arrival looked certain to end Arsenal’s protracted negotiations with Palace, which started over six weeks ago. However, iNews claim Arsenal are persisting with a move for Zaha and hope to sign the 26-year-old alongside their move for Pepe.

Despite the lengthy negotiations, felt they were making progress on a move for Zaha and they know the winger remains keen on a move to the Emirates.

Nine days left of the window, Zaha remains intent on leaving Selhurst Park and it’s claimed that the Gunners are prepared to revive their move to test Palace’s resolve.

Arsenal’s opening bid of around £40m was rejected immediately by Palace, who value the winger at closer to £70m. Everton have since entered the bidding for Zaha and are willing to use Cenk Tosun as a makeweight in the deal.



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