Everton to hold Wilfried Zaha talks this week

Wilfried Zaha
Image: Wilfried Zaha prefers a move to Arsenal

Everton want to sign Wilfried Zaha and will hold talks over a deal this week, Sky Sports News understands.

Zaha's preference remains a move to Arsenal, but Crystal Palace are refusing to sell Zaha to the Gunners unless their £80m valuation is met.

Arsenal have already had one bid of £40m rejected during the current transfer window.

The Eagles are under no pressure to let Zaha go as they have already sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £50m this summer.

Arsenal have not given up hope of signing the 26-year-old and are expected to make another bid this week, but will now face competition from Everton.

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The Transfer Show panel discuss Everton's interest in Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, but Arsenal have not given up on him just yet

It is understood Ivory Coast international Zaha informed Palace of his desire to move on after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations.

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