“He Will Decide…” Romano Makes Contract Claim As Arsenal Are Linked With PL Star They First Tried To Sign In 2019

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is currently weighing up whether to sign a contract extension with the Eagles, rather than considering a move to Arsenal, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Reports in the French media had linked the Gunners with an approach for the Ivorian international, along with Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Al Nassr and Al Itihad, but Romano says the player could yet stay at Selhurst Park:

“I’m told Wilfried Zaha has not made a final decision on the future yet. Crystal Palace are offering him a very important contract; he will decide in the next weeks. I’m not aware of a concrete proposal or talks with Arsenal yet, Bayern have different priorities now.”

Zaha has been a long-term target for Arsenal. Former manager Unai Emery has revealed that he asked the board to recruit the forward in the summer of 2019, but a deal was struck to bring in Nicolas Pepe from Lille instead.

From the sound of things, a move to the Emirates isn’t looking any more likely at the moment, although it could be the case that Romano isn’t in the loop on this specific transfer.

It appears as if Zaha will make a final decision on his future at the end of the season. His current deal expires in June so he will be available on a free if he does choose to leave Palace.

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