Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Chelsea's London Rivals Set To Hijack This Premier League Superstar

Chelsea's London Rivals Set To Hijack This Premier League Superstar

But the Mirror suggest that the Ivory Coast worldwide has rejected a fresh extension that would improve his terms even further to £125,000-a-week.

The Ivory Coast global has a special connection with Palace, having been at the club since he was nine years old, bar one forgettable season at Manchester United.

Zaha is a man in demand as the transfer window for Premier League clubs to make signings enters its final stretch.

The 25-year-old has now rediscovered his best form and was the talisman for the Eagles the last term scoring nine goals and notching up five assists as well.

He returned "home" to Selhurst Park in February 2015 after an initial loan spell. However, no one has come close to meeting Palace's £70million evaluation.

With the future of Eden Hazard and Willian still unresolved, the Blues are keen on securing Zaha's services to cushion the effect of any late move.

In part, that is because Zaha could be reluctant to move north again after his failed stint at Manchester United following his move there in 2013.

"The thing with Wilf is very simple; he's very much an integral part of our plans, he's very much an integral part of Crystal Palace Football Club". Of course, he is, he's a top-class player and I'm sure there are many clubs, not only in England but in the rest of the world, who would like to have him. I'll let the speculation continue and I will continue happy to work with him'.

There has certainly been more talk of outgoings at Chelsea this summer than incomings but with just a week until the transfer window closes, it looks as though the Blues will make a signing or two.

Sarri's side then round off their pre-season campaign against Lyon at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday (8.05pm).

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