With Neymar’s continues transfer rumours linking him away from the club, French Ligue 1 champions, Paris Saint-Germain are lining up a massive bid of £100million (₦45 billion) for Crystal Palace forward Wilfred Zaha as his replacement, according to reports in Daily Mirror.
The French Ligue giants are reportedly ready to send their delegation to London this week to start negotiations with the Eagles as Spanish sides Barcelona and Real Madrid battle for the signature of Neymar. Both Spanish clubs face a competition against time to complete a £200m deal for the Brazil international as the La Liga transfer window shuts on September 2.
The Eagles have slapped a £100m (₦45 billion) price tag on the 26-year-old Ivory Coast international amid interest from Premier League rivals Arsenal and Everton. PSG are also interested in signing Juventus star Paulo Dybala if they lose Neymar, and should he move to France from the Serie A side then the Italian champions will seek to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham. But signing Dybala would not prevent a move for Zaha.
The Eagles star signed a five-year deal worth £130,000 a week at Selhurst Park last summer. But he was left furious after missing out on a deadline day move to Everton. Zaha was desperate to leave Selhurst Park and handed in a transfer request to try and push through a transfer. But Palace rejected a string of offers from Everton and had no interest in entertaining the Toffees on the final day of the window.
During the summer, Palace also rejected a £40m offer from London rivals Arsenal that was way short of their valuation but also several proposals from Everton – the highest of £70m cash, Cenk Tosun on loan and James McCarthy, who joined on a separate deal – for Zaha.
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