PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are plotting a shock £100million bid for Wilfried Zaha as a replacement for Neymar, it has been claimed.
The French club are currently holding out for the right price before allowing their Brazilian superstar to return to Spain – with Barcelona and Real Madrid both fighting it out for his services.
The winger has made no secret his desire to move to a bigger club having put in a transfer request before the window shut in England earlier this month.
He saw potential moves to Arsenal and Everton fall down after Palace rejected a series of bids, demanding up to £100m for the 26-year-old.
But the London club are now bracing themselves for another fight to keep hold of their prize asset with PSG suddenly emerging as potential suitors.
It is claimed that the French champions are sending a delegation over from Paris to London this week to meet with Palace.
They are looking to get something lined up should they finally wash their hands of Neymar over the coming week.
The transfer window across Europe closes in eight days, and by then it is expected Neymar will have sealed a move back to La Liga after two years in Paris.
But PSG are refusing to let him go on the cheap, holding out for a deal with a valuation of up to £200m for the superstar.
Real have so far offered a players plus cash deal involving the likes of Gareth Bale and Keylor Navas, which has been rejected.
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And Barcelona are now preparing a third and final attempt to re-sign the player having seen their own part-exchange offers knocked back.
If one of the Spanish giants does come up with a package which satisfies PSG, then they could then push through a late deal to snatch Zaha from Palace.
The problem for Roy Hodgson is the club would find it hard to snub any offer that meets their £100m valuation – but would be unable to replace him until January.
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