Arsenal lining up summer move for creative PL winger

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Arsenal are contemplating whether to make another move for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, according to the reports.

On more than one occasion, the North London club have been strongly linked with the Ivory Coast international, only for the Eagles to stand firm with regards to their price tag.

However, given the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic, Crystal Palace may be forced to reconsider his future at the club.

According to the Daily Star, the Gunners could be tempted into trying to negotiate a deal for the 27-year-old winger, who may now be valued at £60m.

With the Eagles believed to be keen on Watford’s Ismaila Sarr, there is theoretically a window of opportunity for any interested teams to press ahead with an offer.

As Mikel Arteta attempts to work with a restricted budget, the Gunners could add one of their fringe players to lower the price tag.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have reportedly sent officials to Portugal as they attempt to secure services of Sporting Lisbon forward Joelson Fernandes in the nearby future.

The 17-year-old played four league games for Sporting in the latter stages of their 2019-20 league season, having started training with the first-team squad after the lockdown period.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with the promising forward in recent weeks, and the North London club are allegedly prepared to pay £40.8m to secure the services of the attacker during this summer’s transfer window.