Arsenal eye Malcom as Zaha alternative

Arsenal eye Malcom as Zaha alternative

AS reports that Arsenal and Real Madrid are in talks, negotiating a possible transfer for Vazquez to the Emirates with the Gunners placing a bid of €35 million for the Spain global.

A second bid has reportedly been made for Celtic's Kieran Tierney, but it has again been rejected by the Scottish champions.

As reported via the Mirror, Zaha was asked by reporters about the Arsenal rumours before Ivory Coast's match against Mali.

It is also said that Emery would like to offload some current Arsenal defenders with Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi the most likely to leave, as the Spaniard has deemed Rob Holding and Sokratis Papastathopoulos the starting pair.

But the Gunners are struggling to put together a financial package which would prise him away from Crystal Palace.

Wilfried Zaha has broken his silence on a potential £40million move to Arsenal and refused to rule out the prospect of joining the team he supported as a boy.

Initially he replied: 'The only thing that's on my mind right now is trying to win this cup'.

"It's no good having the best players in the world up front if you don't have a solid defence".

Zaha's brother then spoke out about the move, claiming it would be the forward's dream to play for Arsenal. We'll see in the future'.

The BBC's David Ornstein reports Palace is incensed with the Gunners over what they deemed an insultingly low bid for the player that will only unsettle the 26-year-old.

Arsenal have their backs against the wall during the summer transfer window, with reports suggesting they have a tight budget to play with in regards to bringing in new talent.

As is normal Arsenal will not budge on their valuation of the player and will pay no more than £40m for his services.

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