Crystal Palace wouldn’t get Laurent Koscielny according to Kevin Campbell

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has ruled out the chances of want-away Gunners captain Laurent Koscielny being used as part of any potential Wilfried Zaha deal following a suggestion from a Gunners fan on Twitter.

What’s the word, then?

Well, the north London club are reportedly keen to bring the Crystal Palace attacker to the Emirates Stadium this summer, but they are currently unable to meet his £80m price tag.

The Sun has reported that they are willing to offer £40m plus Mohamed Elneny, Calum Chambers and Carl Jenkinson for the Ivory Coast international, but the Eagles aren’t keen on that deal.

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An Arsenal supporter then suggested using Koscielny as a sweetener instead of the likes of Chambers and Jenkinson after he refused to go on the tour to America on Thursday, but Campbell doesn’t believe the 6 foot 1 Frenchman would be interested.

The 49-year-old said: “Unfortunately he will not want to go there and that will break any deal!”

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Is Campbell right?

Most likely. Reports suggest that the 33-year-old wants to return to his homeland following nine years with the Gunners, so swapping them for a team across the English capital would go against those wishes.

While the chance to link up with fellow countryman Mamadou Sakho at the heart of the defence could potentially be tempting, it appears as though Koscielny has already made his mind up on what he wants.

From Palace’s point of view they would surely be interested in the experienced centre-back given they don’t have a lot of depth in that position at Selhurst Park, but it’s unlikely he would be valued too highly as part of any Zaha deal given he turns 34 in September and suffered a serious Achilles injury in May 2018.

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