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first_imgSam Allardyce sends warning to Arsenal over Wilfried Zaha transfer move Arsenal have failed with two bids for Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha (Picture: Getty)Former Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has told Arsenal to stop ‘messing around’ and ‘pay the money’ for Wilfried Zaha before it’s too late.The Gunners’ opening £40million bid for Zaha was swiftly rejected, with Palace reportedly incensed with the offer considering they value the 26-year-old forward at around £80m.Arsenal have responded by offering £65million plus a loan move for Reiss Nelson, but the Eagles have once again turned down the proposal.Palace, quickly losing patience, are only interested in a permanent deal for any player coming in exchange for Zaha and are threatening to walk away from their talks with Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking to talkSPORT, Allardyce said: ‘Pay the money! Wilf is in his prime now and there’s not too many like him about.‘I think he’s so ready and I hope Steve [Parish] isn’t calling me for saying this, but it’s Wilf’s time.‘If he doesn’t go very shortly then he never will and Arsenal really need to stump the money up. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jul 2019 11:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Advertisement Zaha reportedly submitted a transfer request after returning from AFCON (Picture: Getty)Reports last week claimed that Zaha had handed in a transfer request, Roy Hodgson expects the Ivorian to return to pre-season training with Palace.‘He has not spoken to me. I don’t know if he’s spoken to the club,’ Palace’s manager said following the side’s defeat to Nottingham Forest.‘As far as I’m concerned, he is coming back, he is our player and I’ve been given no information that the club is interested in selling him at the moment.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I’m just expecting him back, looking forward to working with him and seeing some of the things he can do for us.‘I think he has got another ten days or another week of holiday. I think he is back after we play Bristol City and before we play Hertha Berlin – that gives him his three weeks off.‘If he wants to come back earlier we will be very happy to see him.’MORE: Unai Emery hints Laurent Koscielny is no longer in his plans after Arsenal captain’s pre-season snubcenter_img Comment Advertisement Allardyce believes it’s Zaha’s time to rejoin a big club (Picture: Getty)‘If Manchester United are having to pay £90m for a centre half which is what they’re looking at in Leicester’s Maguire then Wilf’s £70-80m, it’s worth it today in the market.‘He’s proven he can be a massive success at Arsenal.‘Arsenal are truing to mess around… pay the money, time’s running out and the window’s going to shut.’last_img read more

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