Crystal Palace Reject Bayern Munich's Bid to Sign Wilfried Zaha on Loan

Bayern Munich's attempt to sign Wilfried Zaha on loan has been strongly rebuffed by Crystal Palace, with the Eagles determined to not sell the Ivorian for anything less than £80m. 

Zaha was perpetually linked with a move away from Selhurst Park in the summer but no deal was ever finalised. Everton and Arsenal went closest to sealing his signature but Palace's reluctance to sell the forward prevented either of these moves being completed. 

Wilfried Zaha

The 27-year-old was eager to leave the Eagles and his agent's failure to find him a new club led to Zaha seeking ​new representation back in September. 

Speculation over the player's future have continued since the summer with ​Bayern Munich the latest side to be linked with the former Manchester United man. According to the ​Guardian, Bayern offered to take Zaha on loan - a deal that would have included an option to buy at the end of the season.

As ​exclusively revealed by 90min back in July, Die Roten had previously considered making a move for the forward in the summer, as part of their attempts to decrease the average age of the squad. Bayern are understood to have reignited their interest this month, speaking to Zaha's new agent, Pini Zahavi, over the possibility of signing his client.

Wilfried Zaha

It is understood that ​Palace immediately rejected the proposal as they are stubbornly holding out for an offer of at least £80m for the club's star man. 

Bayern are now expected to refocus their efforts on alternative targets, though they have ruled out a January ​transfer for Leroy Sané, despite the fact that that the 23-year-old has '​his heart set' on a move to the Bundesliga champions. 

Zaha on the other hand, is running out of options with Chelsea also looking unlikely to make a move for the player in January. 90min understands that Frank Lampard does not feel that the Ivorian is the correct fit for the Blues' squad and the club has therefore ​ceased negotiations.

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Source : 90min