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Al-Ittihad want Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, £9m/yr deal offered

Al-Ittihad are interested in signing Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, reports the Daily Mail.

The Ivory Coast international is out of contract at the end of the season, and clubs are circling.

Al-Nassr also want to bring him to Saudi Arabia, and AC Milan is also keen.

However, Al-Ittihad want to pip competition to his services by offering him a mouthwatering deal.

They are ready to offer him £9 million every year, which is equal to £320,000 per week before tax in England.

Palace are hoping to hold on to Zaha and are willing to offer him £200,000 per week.

It will be the most lucrative deal in the history of the club.

The 30-year-old wants to concentrate on guiding the Eagles to safety before considering his future.

Patrick Vieira’s side are 12th in the Premier League after 26 games, but just three points separate them from the relegation zone.

Zaha has bagged six goals and two assists in 26 league appearances this term.

Palace drew blanks in their last three games and will hope the former Manchester United man picks up his form.

He will not be short of suitors once he becomes a free agent, and plenty of Premier League clubs will be keen.

Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have been linked with Zaha in the past and could return for him.

A chance to play Champions League football could appeal to the Palace star.

However, Al-Ittihad’s offer is very tempting and he is unlikely to get the same in Europe.

Zaha is his club’s all-time leading goalscorer in Premier League history.

He will go down in their history as a legend, and the fans will understand if he leaves for greener pastures in the summer.

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