Crystal Palace have knocked back Arsenal in their pursuit of Wilfried Zaha. The Gunners have officially lodged a £40 million move for the Ivory Coast international, but the Eagles are expected to reject that move swiftly.

The Gunners are currently miles adrift of the Eagles’ £80million valuation of the 26-year-old Ivorian star. But with Arsenal having just £45m to play with, they are thought to be mulling over a player-plus-cash deal for Zaha.

In fact, they’re said to have offered THREE players – Calum Chambers, Mohamed Elneny and Carl Jenkinson – to sweeten the deal.

According to Sky Sports, Crystal Palace have absolutely no interest in taking any Gunners players to help them out.