Arsenal are reportedly set to offer Crystal Palace 50% of what they want for Wilfried Zaha in a story that seems perfect for the papers.
Here we have a talented English player who is up for sale for around £80m and a club with a history of being tight with their spending, to the frustration of many of their fans. A story like this is just ripe for the picking.
But let’s face it, are we really saying that we think Zaha is worth £80m?
No, he isn’t, and even Palace know that but have bumped up his price to cover the £15m sell-on they will have to give Manchester United.
Roy Hodgson, meanwhile, has admitted that the club are unlikely to be able to keep hold of the 26-year-old.
Zaha finished the season with 10 goals and 10 assists in 34 Premier League games. He played a total of 36 games all season, the extra two coming in the FA Cup where he was fruitless in 180 minutes against Grimsby Town and Spurs.