Chelsea lead the chase for Zaha

  • Chelsea lead the chase for Zaha

Chelsea lead the chase for Zaha

Zaha, the 25-year-old former England global who recently switched his allegiance to Ivory Coast, has been Palace's best performer since earning them a Premier League promotion back in 2013 and although the winger had a failed stint with Manchester United, his second spell at Selhurst Park helped the Eagles to retain top-flight status defying odds.

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 Sun are reporting that Maurizio Sarri is close to landing Zaha after Tottenham pulled put of the race to sign the former Man United player due to the fee being quoted. Tottenham are also interested in the Ivory Coast worldwide.

Zaha informed the club he wants to leave, but Palace have replied only a massive offer will convince them to sell.

Chelsea, Everton and Tottenham are said to be chasing the winger, who impressed under Roy Hodgson last season but he has already snubbed interest from Everton as he is reluctant to move north again, after a failed stint with Manchester United.

Heading into the summer transfer window, Chelsea were in a precarious situation with Eden Hazard and Willian heavily linked with summer departures away from Stamford Bridge.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is now facing an attacking headache with Brazilian worldwide Willian set for a big money move to Manchester United or Barcelona, and Eden Hazard looking to force a move to Real Madrid.

Roy Hodgson converted the Ivory Coast worldwide from a winger to the focal point of the Eagles' attack, and it seemed to pay dividends as Palace climbed away from relegation danger.

But, Chelsea face an uphill task in their bid to sign Zaha in time before the English transfer window closes on August 9.

Tottenham have long held an interest in the talented winger, while Chelsea have also emerged as a potential destination for the player. But, Chelsea will hope to seal the deal when they table their late offer for the Ivory Coast global.