Chelsea plot £60m Wilfred Zaha bid ‘once club serve transfer ban’

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CHELSEA are reportedly weighing up a transfer bid for wantaway Crystal Palace winger Wilfred Zaha.

The Ivorian forward has admitted desire to leave the club and seek Champions League football, following interest from ex-club Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal.

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfred Zaha
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But The Telegraph claim Chelsea are considering a move for the 26-year-old once their two-window transfer embargo is up.

The Blues have lodged an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but are currently prevented from signing any players until next summer.

Palace favour this move as they bid to keep the winger for another season.

The Eagles will also attempt to strike a deal that would see Michy Batshuayi return to Selhurst Park as part of any deal involving Zaha.

Roy Hodgson had the Chelsea striker on loan last season, where he impressed scoring six goals in 13 games.

Zaha, though, has his sights set on a Palace exit this summer, with Everton willing to pay £60million plus Cenk Tosun as part of a player plus cash deal.

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A move to Goodison Park is not favoured by the Ivory Coast international, however, as he wants to play in the Champions League.

Arsenal fell way short with a £40m opening offer for Zaha, and are struggling to come up with the £80m fee slapped on by Selhurst chiefs.

Chelsea – who lost superstar Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this summer – are yet to make a formal move for Zaha.



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