Arsenal’s hopes of signing Wilfried Zaha are being scuppered by Manchester United, the Evening Standard reports.

The Gunners have made winger Zaha their top target this summer.

However, their initial £40million bid has been rejected, with Crystal Palace valuing their man at £80million.

With Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, struggling on a budget of £45m, it looks like the Gunners will end up frustrated in their bid to sign Zaha.

Palace are determined not to let the 26-year-old go for less than their £80m valuation and that is partly because of a 20% sell-on clause in his contract installed by United, when he returned to Selhurst Park in 2015.

United would be due around £15m from Zaha’s sale if Palace were to get their full asking price.

Palace attempted to remove the clause during negotiations with United over the transfer of Aaron Wan-Bissaka recently.

But the Red Devils rejected the attempt to remove the clause, arguing that the £6m fee they accepted for Zaha in 2015 was well below the forward’s value.



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