José Mourinho admires 15-goal Arsenal & Tottenham target, wants him at Roma


According to Fabrizio Romano, José Mourinho wants Wilfried Zaha at Roma, with Arsenal and Tottenham also interested.

What’s the story?

Well, speculation regarding the Ivory Coast international has died down somewhat, since he handed in a transfer request at Crystal Palace in 2019.

Now, Zaha has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Selhurst Park, and Mourinho is considering a surprise move to bring him to Rome, after winning the UEFA Conference League.

It comes after some sources claimed that Mikel Arteta and Antonio Conte were keeping an eye on the 29-year-old, as a result of his contract situation.

As you may know, Arsenal submitted a £40m bid for Zaha in 2019, so he clearly has a number of admirers at the Emirates Stadium.

The Crystal Palace No.11 has just enjoyed the best goalscoring season of his career, netting 15 goals in all competitions under Patrick Vieira.

Romano adds that Roma are yet to make contact with the south Londoners, although the prospect of signing Zaha has been discussed internally at the Stadio Olimpico.

Arsenal should push Tottenham & Roma for Wilfried Zaha

In our view, Arsenal are the ones who should be looking to take advantage of Zaha’s contract situation in SE25.

Arteta is clearly in the market for another winger, having made attempts to sign Raphinha from Leeds.

However, the Brazilian now looks set to join Barcelona or Chelsea, so we believe the Gunners should move onto Zaha as an alternative – the Ivorian even outscored Raphinha last season.

The South American scored 11 goals in all competitions last term, whereas Zaha – as aforesaid – netted 15.

Furthermore, Zaha is said to be an Arsenal fan, so if the Gunners submit a sensible bid to Crystal Palace, who knows what could happen.

Be sure to keep an eye on this situation, as an offer from Mourinho could potentially spark a bidding war.

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