Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha is Marseille’s priority signing in the event of Champions League qualification

Should Olympique de Marseille book their place in next season’s Champions League, Les Phocéens will make Wilfried Zaha (30) a priority signing, according to a report from Foot Mercato.

Zaha, who has made more than 400 appearances for Palace, is out of contract in the summer and is expected to reject a £9m-a-year offer from Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad. Whilst Arsenal have previously expressed interest in signing him, Ligue 1 arch-rivals Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille are also said to be monitoring Zaha’s situation.

Last month, Zaha’s entourage entered into talks with Marseille over the possibility of bringing the Crystal Palace forward to the Vélodrome. The outlet reports that talks remain ongoing. Marseille president Pablo Longoria and Sporting director Javier Ribalta are reportedly ready to move heaven and earth to complete the arrival of the Palace star, who is very interested in the idea of ​​playing for the club. However, Zaha dreams of playing the Champions League and has made that argument a top priority when it comes to making his future choice. The pacy winger would be Marseille’s priority signing should they secure a spot for next season’s showpiece club competition.

Marseille are second in the Ligue 1 standings with five games left to play. They have a 1-point lead on third-placed Lens, who they will face in a mouth-watering game on Saturday night. A second-place finish would send Marseille directly into the Champions League group stage.

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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