Arsenal will need to sell key star to fund Wilfried Zaha move – report

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Arsenal would have to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to fund a move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to a report in England.

BBC Sport is reporting that Zaha is open to move to Arsenal this summer as the Ivorian looks to secure a move away from Crystal Palace before the start of the new Premier League season.

The same article states that Palace are looking to secure a transfer fee in the region of £80m for the former Manchester United winger after his impressive 2018-19 campaign.

According to the same story, Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League has left them short on resources after the Gunners lost 4-1 to Chelsea FC in the Europa League final last term.

BBC Sport go on to suggest that “the most releasitic way” of generating the funds to sign Zaha would be to sell Gabon international Aubameyang this summer.

The Gunners have been linked with a potential swoop to sign the Ivory Coast international over the past couple of weeks as Arsenal manager Unai Emery looks to improve his squad.

Arsenal have been widely reported to have a mere £40m to spend on new signings in the 2019 summer transfer window to complicate a potential deal for Zaha.

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