ARSENAL are the leading contenders to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.
That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've installed Mikel Arteta's side as 3/1 favourites to secure his signature.
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The Gunners have been tipped to sign Zaha on several occasions down the years.
And having saved nearly £700,000-per-week on wages in January – they could well have the financial capabilities to finalise a deal.
However, there's still plenty of competition for Zaha.
Spanish champions Real Madrid are available at 5/1 while Italian heavyweights Juventus are offered at 9/1.
The winger priced at 9/1 to move across London to join Chelsea.
However, manager Thomas Tuchel already has plenty of options on the flanks in Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner.
Manchester United are the outsiders of the field at 10/1 to sign Zaha for a SECOND time in eight years.
Zaha arrived at Old Trafford for an initial £10m in 2013 having been convinced to join by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Wilfried Zaha next club odds – Betfair
- Arsenal – 3/1
- Real Madrid – 5/1
- Juventus – 9/1
- Chelsea – 9/1
- Manchester United – 10/1
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But the Ivory Coast international was left 'gutted' when the Scot announced his decision to retire and returned to Selhurst Park having made just four first-team appearances.
Zaha has scored 66 goals and provided 72 assists in 382 appearances for Crystal Palace.
And interest in his signature remains high despite his contract expiring in June 2023.
The competition could further intensify after claims from Spanish outlet Todo Fichajes suggesting the player will submit a formal transfer request if needed.
Quizzed if Zaha could finish his career at Palace, manager Roy Hodgson said: "I would think he still has a lot of ambition.
"This was a very unusual transfer window, there wasn't much going on and certainly weren't many, if any, big-money moves. A lot of the transfers were loans with a view to buy.
"I think when the market opens up again Wilf Zaha will again be a name on many managers and sporting directors' lips.
"And Wilf will retain his ambition of playing Champions League football and doing things we have not been able to give him while he has been playing here.
"But I am hoping and believing also that the club will still be trying to persuade him that what he needs to get out of football he can get here and how that will pan out? I couldn't say.
"He is good enough to play at other clubs, but also he is a player we would really like to keep here because he has been so important for us and he is very important to all the fans and everyone around the club."
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