It was always going to happen, the longer Arsenal took to come to an agreement with Crystal Palace for Wilfried Zaha, the more chance that another club would come in and snatch the winger from under our noses.
The club probably thought they held the upper hand because Zaha wanted to sign for Arsenal and that may have been true to some extent but according to the Standard, Zaha is tempted to join Everton, who can afford his fee in one go.
The idea that Zaha would refuse to sign for any other club than Arsenal was always one for the birds, he was always going to be tempted by an ambitious club that could hand him a huge salary and that is now the case with the Toffees.
Palace is probably resigned to selling Zaha but only at the right price but never to a club that offered tens of millions under their valuation padded out with offers of fringe players in some sort of convoluted swap deal.
I would now suggest that the Toffees are the new front runners, the Ivory Coast international is tempted by Everton, Palace will sell at the right price and the Merseysiders have an owner that will finance the transfer.
I am not sure what Arsenal can do now to compete with that.