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Zaha teases cryptic message

16th July 2019, 13:35 by Neil Foster

Wilfried Zaha posted a cryptic message on social media suggesting he feels he will not be signing for Arsenal.

The 26-year-old has been with the Eagles for eight years over two spells but made it clear earlier this summer that he wants a new challenge from next season and beyond.

The Gunners have made no secret of their desire to sign the Ivory Coast forward but appear nowhere near Palace's £80m valuation of the winger.

The north Londoners are said to have a maximum of £45m to spend on the former Manchester United player and it is hard to see that gap being bridged any time soon.

Zaha wants to move to the Emirates but has played his cards close to his chest while at the Africa Cup of Nations.

However, he posted a picture of himself on Instagram looking glum while listening to his mobile phone, with the captain "Life goes on.

Should the African remain it would be a huge boost to Roy Hodgson who has already seen young talent Aaron Wan-Bissaka sold to United for £55million.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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