Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, who could be available as a free agent this summer.

Zaha remains a key player for Palace this season, but there is uncertainty over his future with his being in the final months of his contract at the club.

The Eagles are keen on keeping their key player, unsurprisingly, and the Daily Mail claims that they have offered the 30-year-old a new deal worth £200,000-a-week, which would be the most lucrative deal in the club’s history.

The Ivory Coast international, however, is said to be keeping his options open with plenty of clubs showing interest in him as a soon-to-be free agent.

A few months ago, former Palace boss Patrick Vieira said that the club already showed their position, and they could only wait for Zaha to make a decision.

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are among those interested in Zaha and are now emerging as “serious contenders” to sign him.

Crystal Palace v West Ham United - Premier League
Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Do Chelsea even need another left winger?

Chelsea are expected to offload several players this summer to trim their squad with Christian Pulisic possibly being one of those on their way out.

That said, even if Pulisic were to leave, the Blues already signed two left wingers in the last year; Raheem Sterling and Mykhailo Mudryk.

Neither of those two are expected to leave any time soon.

The possibility of signing Zaha, who has seven goals and two assists in the Premier League this season, on a free transfer is appealing, obviously, but his arrival would only create the same problem that Chelsea are trying to solve in the first place; having too many players vying for the same position.

Although, interestingly, The Daily Mail mentioned that Mauricio Pochettino, who is the leading candidate to become the next Chelsea manager, already tried to bring Zaha to Tottenham Hotspur.

Keep up to date with all the latest Chelsea news and opinion by following The Chelsea Chronicle’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Related Topics