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Galatasaray open talks to sign free agent Zaha
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Wilfried Zaha is close to moving to Turkey (Bradley Collyer/PA)
Wilfried Zaha is close to moving to Turkey (Bradley Collyer/PA)

Galatasaray have confirmed they are in talks to sign Wilfried Zaha.

The forward is available on a free transfer after his contract at Crystal Palace ended last month.

The Turkish club confirmed on Twitter: "Formal negotiations have been initiated with professional footballer Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha regarding the transfer of the footballer to our club."

The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a host of clubs, while Palace had reportedly offered him a huge deal to stay at Selhurst Park.

Zaha, who rejoined Palace after a brief spell at Manchester United in 2015, played 458 times for the Eagles and scored 89 goals.

The South London club's boss Roy Hodgson made it clear towards the end of last season that he wanted the versatile attacker to be part of his squad for the upcoming campaign.

He said: "With my interest in the club and my admiration for Wilf, I would like him to stay.

"I would hope, from the club's point of view, that he accepts the offer on the table and decides his future lies here."


Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceWilfried ZahaGalatasaray
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