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Wilfried Zaha could join forces with Mino Raiola after missing out on Arsenal transfer

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Zaha was desperate to leave Palace this summer (Picture: Getty)

Mino Raiola is poised to make a play for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, according to reports.

The super-agent is famous for his transfer dealings and masterminding mega-moves, including Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku’s switches to Manchester United.

Zaha failed in his attempts to force a move to Arsenal during the summer. The Daily Mail clam the 26-year-old is ‘unhappy’ with his management company USM and has given notice he intends to move on.

The forward’s unhappiness stems from USM’s failure to engineer his switch to Arsenal after Palace slapped a huge asking price on his head.

Raiola manages a host of elite players (Picture: Getty)

Zaha handed in a transfer request, but Palace refused to lower their demands and Arsenal moved onto other targets, signing Nicolas Pepe from Lille.

Raiola has a host of high-profile clients, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli, Matthijs de Ligt and Lorenzo Insigne.

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While Roy Hodgson says Zaha has been a model professional since return to the first-team fold, the goalscorer blames USM for his failed move to Arsenal.

Arsenal failed to meet Palace’s asking price (Picture: Getty)

Zaha’s contract with USM expires next summer. It is unclear if Arsenal will revive their interest in Zaha after committing huge funds to the signing of Pepe.

Everton attempted a last-ditch move for Zaha, but could not agree a deal with Palace.

‘The unfortunate thing for Wilf is that offer did not come his way from the sort of club that he would want,’ Hodgson said about Zaha.

Wilfried Zaha intends to dump his management company (Picture: Getty)

‘I think Steve Parish has made that clear to Wilf and they’ve thrashed that side of it out.

‘As a result it is not a major problem for me with Wilf coming back, having accepted the situation.

‘The way he works here is just the same as it was. Since the first day he has been mature about it.’

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