Unai Emery wants Wilfried Zaha but won’t have a chance of signing sign him unless Arsenal win the Europa League, according to The Sun on Sunday.
Zaha has told Crystal Palace he wants to leave Selhurst Park this summer and the Ivory Coast international has made it clear he wants to play in the Champions League.
Tottenham and Chelsea have both been linked with Zaha, who has also been linked with a move back to Manchester United, where he had an unsuccessful spell before returning to Palace.
The Sun on Sunday say Arsenal boss Emery is keen to snap him up but that a move is unlikely unless the Gunners clinch a Champions League spot by beating Chelsea in the upcoming Europa League final.
Otherwise, reports suggest Emery’s budget will be restricted to around £40m – which would put Zaha well out of the Gunners’ price range.
Palace are believed to be looking for around £80m for Zaha, who has been outstanding for them this season.
The Sun on Sunday say Arsenal could offer Calum Chambers, Carl Jenkinson or Reiss Nelson to Palace in exchange in an attempt to get a deal done – and could wait until later in the summer to see if Palace budge on the asking price.