Manchester United flop and Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha is eager to seal Chelsea’s transfer move in the market window.
The 29-year-old African superstar has one year left to run on his ongoing arrangement with Crystal Palace despite he been tipped to end his spell at Selhurst Park for various years at this point.
Zaha could leave Patrick Vieira’s side on a free transfer next summer and as a result, may be tempted to recoup a small fee for the winger while they still can.
The former Manchester United player has previously been linked to a move to Arsenal in the past, while Jose Mourinho’s team has been credited with an interest but AS Roma have seemingly dropped their interest after welcoming Paulo Dybala to Serie A.
According to talkSPORT claim that Zaha is open to signing for Chelsea, and the Blues are being ‘encouraged’ to make a move for the attacker by his representatives.
The report adds that Zaha is done waiting for new new Crystal Palace contract and he is aware that he is running out of time to seal a big-money move to a club competing in the Champions League.
Zaha made just four senior appearances for Manchester United before returning to Crystal Palace on a permanent basis in 2015, having previously come through the youth ranks at Selhurst Park.
The Ivorian has since racked up 83 goals and 73 assists in 430 matches for the Eagles in all tournaments and enjoyed his best goalscoring Premier League season last term with 14 strikes.
Zaha played the full 90 in Palace’s opening-day 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Friday but the flying winger will eager to turn matchday one defeat to victory on Saturday as they battle Liverpool in the Premier League encounter at Anfield.