Three clubs in race to sign Wilfred Zaha, Man Utd keeping tabs on Juventus winger and more news


After failing to leave the Selhurst Park outfit last summer, the Crystal Palace forward is keen to bid farewell to the Eagles in the ongoing summer transfer window.

AS Monaco, Paris Saint-German and Borussia Dortmund are all interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfred Zaha this summer, reports Sky Sports.

The Nigeria international is keen to leave Selhurst Park in the ongoing transfer window and the Eagles are prepared to give him his wish but only for the right price.

Zaha was on the transfer radar of Arsenal and Everton last summer but both the sides were priced out of a move with Roy Hodgson’s side sticking to their £80m valuation of the 27-year-old.

Questions remain over whether any of the three sides who are currently chasing the winger could afford to meet Palace’s valuation of the winger, though it is expected that the post-COVID-19 transfer situation might convince the Eagles to lower their asking price.

Three clubs in race to sign Wilfred Zaha from Crystal Palace
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Top News 2: Man Utd keeping tabs on Juventus winger

Man Utd keeping tabs on Juventus winger Douglas Costa
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With Borussia Dortmund refusing to lower their €120m valuation of Jadon Sancho, the Red Devils have begun looking at alternatives to the England international.

Manchester United are keeping tabs on Juventus winger Douglas Costa after they were unable to convince Borussia Dortmund to decrease their €120m asking price of Jadon Sancho, as per Sky Sports.

England international Sancho remains the top transfer target of the Red Devils who are made aware of the deficiencies in their attacking department in their 2-1 Europa League semi-final defeat to Sevilla on Sunday night.

The Old Trafford outfit dominated the game for large swathes and created great chances but the lack of killer touch in front of goal cost them a place in the final. Their profligacy in front of the opposition’s goal was also on display during United’s 1-0 victory over Copenhagen in the quarter-finals.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side created a total of 33 chances in their last two games of the competition but the two goals that they scored in both games only came from penalties, highlighting the need for an attacker like Sancho who scored 17 times in Bundesliga last season.

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Top News 3: Man City and Man United set to miss Premier League’s opening weekend

Man City and Man United set to miss Premier League’s opening weekend
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Premier League’s newly-created rules dictate that all the clubs would get at least a month off between the end of their 2019/20 campaign and the start of the English top-flight’s 2020/21 season.

Manchester United and Manchester City will miss the opening weekend of the 2020/21 Premier League after they were both dumped out of Europe last week, reports The Telegraph.

The Red Devils were on the receiving hand of a Sevilla comeback that saw them lose the game after going ahead thanks to a Bruno Fernandes penalty in the opening stages of the first half. Man City, meanwhile, were sent packing by a resilient Lyon side a day earlier on Saturday.

Their failure to advance to the next round of their respective European competitions means that both the Manchester sides will miss the opening weekend of the Premier League scheduled to take place on the weekend of September 12.

Had United and City overcome their respective rivals to reach the finals of Champions League and Europa League, respectively, it would have forced them to miss the 2nd weekend of the Premier League, scheduled for September 19, in addition to the first one.

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