Arsenal plotting £31m bid for Wilfried Zaha alternative

Arsenal are getting ready to make a move for Barcelona forward Malcolm. According to The Sun, the Gunners have identified the Brazilian as an excellent alternative to Wilfried Zaha.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants the club to persuade the player to swap Nou Camp for the Emirates stadium. However, Everton are said to be leading the pursuit for the winger as they look to strengthen their squad.

Crystal Palace winger Zaha has been linked to Arsenal all through the summer but the club are unwilling to drop their valuation of the player £80 million. Arsenal have reportedly made a list of alternative players and Malcolm appears to tick all boxes.

The winger is speedster and has an eye for goal, which makes him an excellent signing for the club.

Barcelona are ready to sell the player as they look to finance moves for Neymar and Antoine Griezmann.

This could be the first transfer target for Arsenal new technical director Edu. The 41-year-old Brazilian has made clear his goals for the team as he is tasked with bringing in new signings for the club.

This transfer looks like one that could drag on for the next few weeks.

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