Arsenal prepare second Wilfried Zaha bid as Unai Emery eyes free Yacine Brahimi transfer

first_imgUnai Emery is keen to bolster his Arsenal squad this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are preparing an improved offer for Wilfried Zaha but will target Yacine Brahimi if they are unable to sign the Crystal Palace winger, according to reports.The Gunners submitted a £40m bid for Zaha earlier this week but saw the offer immediately dismissed, with Palace valuing the player at double that amount.Zaha, who has been Palace’s key player over the past four seasons, is keen to join Arsenal this summer despite the Gunners’ failure to secure Champions League football last term.The Evening Standard say Arsenal are preparing to go back to Palace with an improved bid and still view Zaha as their priority target, but may need to offer multiple players to the Eagles to tempt them into a deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIf Arsenal fail to secure a deal for Zaha, the Gunners will reportedly turn their attentions to Porto and Algeria star Brahimi.The 29-year-old, who netted 13 goals in 49 matches last term, is available on a free transfer but is said to be hoping to land a £3m signing-on fee.Zaha was asked about the speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal this week and said: ‘I don’t know we’ll see in the future.‘I have no comment on it the only thing that’s on my mind now is trying to win this cup. I’m fixated on is how far we go in the tournament.’ Arsenal could look to sign Yacine Brahimi from Porto (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery endured a mixed first season as Arsenal boss, with his team suffering a drastic dip in form to drop to fifth in the Premier League.They progressed to the Europa League final but were beaten by London rivals Chelsea and Emery is keen to bolster his squad with a number of new additions.Arsenal are also being linked with moves for Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Fraser and Dalian Yifang star Yannick Carrasco, while they are said to have entered the race to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester City.Both Manchester United and Man City have expressed interest in Maguire this summer but Arsenal are also keen on the £80-rated England defender.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Jul 2019 11:17 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares The Gunners will return to Crystal Palace with a second bid for Wilfried Zaha (Picture: Getty) Advertisementcenter_img Arsenal prepare second Wilfried Zaha bid as Unai Emery eyes free Yacine Brahimi transfer Comment Advertisementlast_img

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