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Palace Eyeing Allan Saint-Maximin As Replacement For £80m-rated Arsenal Target

Timothy Aiyeku

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Wilfried Zaha

Premier League club Crystal Palace are said to be eyeing a move for OGC Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin as a possible replacement for star player Wilfried Zaha if the Ivorian international player leaves the club this summer.

This is according to the report from the stables of The Metro which claimed that the Eagles could target French u-21 international Allan Saint-Maximin if Zaha leaves Crystal Palace.

The South Londoners don’t want to lose both Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Wilfried Zaha this summer.

Wan-Bissaka is already closing in on a move to Premier League giants Manchester United in a £50m deal and Crystal Palace have slapped an asking price of £80m on Zaha in an attempt to ward off the interest of interested clubs like Arsenal.

Zaha has publicly talked about his desire to join Arsenal this summer and latest reports say that the Gunners are trying to sell star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang so as to raise the funds required for the transfer of the aforementioned Zaha.

Gabonese international Aubameyang is attracting the interest of clubs in the Chinese Super League and it remains to be seen whether the Gunners will want to sanction the sale of their topscorer from last season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored 31 goals for Arsenal in all competitions including 22 goals in the Premier League to emerge as the joint topscorer in the competition alongside the Liverpool duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.