It wouldn’t be a transfer window if Wilfried Zaha wasn’t linked with a move to Everton, but former Toffees striker Marcus Bent has exclusively told This is Futbol that the saga might finally end this summer.
Zaha still has two years remaining on his Selhurst Park contract, but a report from Goal believes that he would be available for £40m, a fee that Everton have only spent more than once when signing Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Everton would have to beat off competition from Tottenham, who might have large funds available should Harry Kane depart, but Bent told This is Futbol that his former side will compete for the man who has netted 68 times for Palace if the price is right:
“We spoke about this a few weeks ago and Everton have said no because of his age, but there’s always a chance, and he would score goals in a talented team.
“He needs to move this season, this is summer he needs to move – Palace not having a manager, this is the time for him to move on. They have said if there’s a possibility and it’s the right money, they will take him.”