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Galatasaray open talks to sign free agent Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha is close to moving to Turkey (Bradley Collyer/PA)
Wilfried Zaha is close to moving to Turkey (Bradley Collyer/PA) Wilfried Zaha is close to moving to Turkey (Bradley Collyer/PA)

Galatasaray 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.