Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 23 Jun 2019 11:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link828Shares Unai Emery asks Arsenal board for extra funds to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha Advertisement Arsenal are interested in Wilfried Zaha (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery has requested extra funds from his board to sign Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha this summer.The Gunners’ failure to qualify for the Champions League for a third successive season means Emery has been given just £45million to spend this summer.The Spaniard has been told he can top-up that budget through player sales and he’s considering offloading Mesut Ozil to raise funds.Zaha, 26, has made it clear to Palace he wants to leave this summer though he hoped to join a club in the Champions League.ADVERTISEMENT Zaha has made it clear to Palace that he wants to leave the club (Picture: Getty)Nevertheless the former Manchester United winger, who is a boyhood Arsenal fan, would be open to a move to the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementPalace are sympathetic to Zaha’s wishes and will let him move for the right price this summer but do not want to offload Aaron Wan-Bissaka at the same time.That means Arsenal must be quick with a move for Zaha given the defender is close to joining Manchester United and the Sun claim Emery has requested extra cash to fund the move.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalZaha is currently at the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast and will delay a decision on his future until after the tournament.Emery is keen to sign a versatile forward player as both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette want to play centrally.There is room on Arsenal’s wage budget after the departures of Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck and Stephan Lichtsteiner.MORE: Manchester United could reignite Jadon Sancho move if Paul Pogba leaves
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