Zaha ready hand in transfer request to force Chelsea switch

08 August, 2018, 12:56 | Author: Ellis Copeland
  • Crystal Palace's Ivorian striker Wilfried Zaha celebrates after scoring the equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Stoke City and Crystal Palace at the

One major club that has not made any signings so far are Tottenham Hotspur, the Premier League side has qualified to play in the Champions League in the following term but has not added any re-enforcements as of yet.

Chelsea reportedly even had an offer of £30 million plus Danny Drinkwater turned down by Palace, following which Spurs were hoping to make a better offer and sign him from under the Blues' noses.

Zaha has been linked with a move to Chelsea but Palace are unwilling to let their star man goes.

Zaha is settled in London after leaving Palace in 2013 for an ill-fated spell at Old Trafford that saw him spend much of the next two seasons out on loan.

Tottenham have long held an interest in the talented winger, while Chelsea have also emerged as a potential destination for the player.

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"If you look at the team it's a very good team but the squad's not huge".

The Ivory Coast global has attracted interest from Tottenham and Chelsea, with his contract till 2022.

Nine goals in 29 Premier League games has seen the vultures circling for Zaha's signature, who only signed a new deal until 2022 last summer.

The Eagles are not keen to lose Zaha this summer and have already offered him a new £125,000-a-week deal, in a bid to keep him at Selhurst Park.

Palace are understood to have placed an asking price of in excess of £70m for the Ivory Coast international's services and Hodgson insists he has no intention of losing Palace's Player of the Year for the past three seasons.



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