Pep Guardiola will face competition to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to the Mirror.

City have joined Arsenal and Chelsea in the hunt for the winger, who has impressed so far this season for the Eagles. Zaha’s form has seen his value skyrocket to over £40 million, and put him back on the radar of many top clubs.

Guardiola views Zaha as an alternative to Alexis Sanchez, who Guardiola attempted to sign in the Summer. The Arsenal man is out of contract in the Summer, and looks set to leave the Emirates Stadium. However, City face competition in the form of Paris-St Germain, so Zaha could be a good alternative.

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City would not be Zaha’s first top club, after the Ivorian left Palace in 2013 to join Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. The 25-year-old failed to make a single appearance for the Red Devils, and was loaned out to Cardiff City and Palace whilst on the books at Old Trafford.

He rejoined the Eagles in February 2015 for just £6 million after only two years at Old Trafford, becoming a key part of the Crystal Palace team on his return to Selhurst Park. Could Zaha be set to return to Manchester?

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