Chelsea lead the chase for Zaha

Chelsea lead the chase for Zaha

Palace have since offered Zaha a new deal worth £125,000-a-week - although he only signed one for £100,000-a-week 15 months ago. Several media outlets are claiming that the former Manchester United wideman has handed in a transfer request over the last few days but it could be purely hearsay with the news of interest breaking recently.

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly chose to end their interest in signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha. He's very much an integral part of our plans. However, Zaha seems to be the most realistic option for the Blues and now with Tottenham pulling out of the reckoning, Maurizio Sarri's men have a real shot at closing the deal for the 25-year-old.

"I don't read those stories to be perfectly honest, they circulate all the time", Hodgson told talkSPORT. 'So, my hope and my plan absolutely is that he will stay.

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Chelsea also have their eye on Zaha and the Blues want to force their way back into the Premier League's top four next season.

He scored nine goals with three assist last season to help Palace stay in the premier league.

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"Everyone likes him. Everyone admires him, he knows that and I think he likes and respects the club as well".

"But, as I say, he is contracted to us and he is our player and we have every intention of him continuing to be our player, at least while his contract with us".

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