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Decision time for Wilfried Zaha! Crystal Palace star holds talks with Steven Gerrard's Al-Ettifaq over £16m-per-season contract with Napoli, PSG and Lazio also in contact

  • Zaha in talks with Gerrard's Al-Ettifaq
  • Wants higher salary from the Saudi club
  • PSG, Napoli and other European sides interested

WHAT HAPPENED? The Saudi Pro League side, who recently appointed Steven Gerrard as their manager, have reportedly submitted a written offer to Zaha which will see the player earning £16 million a season ($20m), according to the Daily Mail.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The report also states that the player's representatives asked to increase the amount by £7.5m ($9.6m) which has been rejected by the club. A source close to the development told Daily Mail:"There is not a bottomless pit of money and we will not be held to ransom."

AND WHAT'S MORE: The Ivory Coast international is currently a free agent after his contract with Crystal Palace expired on July 1 after he refused to sign a new deal worth £200,000-per-week. Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr had reportedly contacted Zaha over a possible move but they backed out due to his high wage demands.

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WHAT NEXT? Other than offers from Saudi clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, Lazio and Fenerbahce have also enquired about the player but none of the clubs will offer the amount that the Saudi Pro League sides are proposing.

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