Crystal Palace will decline to budge on their £80million asking price for Wilfried Zaha when Chelsea come calling in the winter, according to reports.
Chelsea are ready to step up their interest in Wilfried Zaha, and Frank Lampard is eager to spend some of his £150million transfer kitties on a new forward.
Wilfried Zaha desired to move to Arsenal during the summer, but Palace blocked his exit. Wilfried Zaha remains eager for a new challenge and requires to test himself at a top Premier League club.
The Evening Standard claim Crystal Palace will continue to play hardball with any of Wilfried Zaha’s suitors after turning away Arsenal and Everton last summer.
The Premier League duo declined to meet their £80m asking price and Crystal Palace will stick with that figure in January.
After being unable to sign players during the summer window, Chelsea are ready to make up for lost time next month.
Pedro and Willian are edging towards exits and Chelsea need a suitable replacement for the attackers.
Crystal Palace are not against the idea of Wilfried Zaha switching clubs and will not stand in the 27-year-old’s way if a suitable offer is submitted.
Chelsea are preparing an offer and consider Wilfried Zaha an excellent candidate to make an immediate impact considering he has played most of his senior career in the top flight.
Wilfried Zaha can also play in the Champions League following Chelsea’s qualification for the knockout stages.