According to Sky Sports, Everton bid for Zaha in a summer where the Ivory Coast international’s future continues to be subject to much debate.

It is understood that earlier this month, Arsenal had made a £40m bid for Zaha but the Eagles rebuffed the Gunners approach. While Roy Hodgson said that Palace will refuse to do business with anyone until the forward’s valuation is met.

It had widely been reported that Zaha’s preference had been to join Arsenal this summer but it seems he may have to consider the option of joining Everton.

Zaha wants to take the next step in his career and test himself at a new club, after spending 4 and a half years at Palace.

However, Zaha’s preference is to stay in London but is open to a move back to the north west, despite an unsuccessful 2 year period at Manchester United prior to returning to Selhurst Park.

Everton bid for Zaha
Zaha has scored 53 goals in 323 games for Palace

It is understood that Everton bid for Zaha of around £60m plus a player for the Palace forward and are in talks with the London club over a possible deal for Zaha.

It is currently unknown which player Everton have offered Palace as part of the deal for Zaha but it could be midfielder James McCarthy after Palace made an £8m bid for McCarthy last weekend.

Despite that, Palace do value Zaha at £80m and are under no financial pressure to sell Zaha, after they sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £50m earlier this summer.

It has been reported that Zaha has informed Palace he wants to leave the club when he returned from the African Cup of Nations.

Everton have been very active in the transfer window this summer so far, after completing the signings of Jonas Lossl, Fabian Delph and Andre Gomes.

Source: Sky Sports, 2019