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Chelsea in pole position to sign Wilfried Zaha

08 August, 2018, 12:58 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • 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

CHELSEA target Wilfried Zaha has rejected a new contract with Crystal Palace as he eyes a big money move across the capital. 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.

He could even consider lodging an official transfer request after Palace told him they would only consider an irresistibly huge offer.

And having lived in London since the age of four, it seems Zaha is desperate to remain in the capital, linking him with Chelsea and Tottenham. The Belgian wing wizard has been a long-term target for European champions Real Madrid and had expressed his desire to secure a move to Spain post his exploits in the summer's FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Should Chelsea land the Ivorian's signature, he would become their third signing of the window after Jorginho and Rob Green joined the club.

Zaha contributed nine goals and three assists from 29 top-flight appearances last season.

The Ivory Coast global, who had signed a new signed a £100,000-a-week deal with Palace last summer, has rejected the Eagles' offer of a new contract which would have boosted his earnings by another £25,000-a-week.

Fresh off the back of a Community Shield defeat to Manchester City at Wembley and a pre-season penalty shoot-out defeat to Arsenal, Maurizio Sarri is conducting crunch transfer talks today to bring in fresh faces ahead of the deadline on Thursday.

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