Arsenal boss desperate to agree deal for £55m-rated attacker

Arsenal manager Unai Emery reportedly wants the club’s hierarchy to break the bank in order to secure the signature of Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace this summer.

The Gunners failed to qualify for the Champions League for the third year running last term and that has meant that the board have allocated a limited £45m budget for the summer.

Despite this, the club have been associated with a number of high-profile players and The Sun claims that Zaha has been earmarked as one of the prime targets.

The same outlet reveals that the Eagles have set a £55m asking price for the winger and Emery has supposedly urged the board to free up more funds to push through a deal for the Ivory Coast international.

At present, Emery seems to be working with the restricted budget for the summer and any additional funds may have to come from the sale of some of the unwanted players within the current squad.

Still, a deal for Zaha may not be straightforward, considering the Gunners would have to lure the attacker without the assurance of Champions League football next term.

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