Chelsea reportedly want to sign Crystal Palace’s attacker Wilfried Zaha next summer.
According to the Independent, the Blues are retaining their interest in the 27-year-old after targeting him in the past.
It is understood that there has been initial contact between Chelsea’s director of football Marina Granovskaia and the player’s agent Federico Pastorello about a possible move to Stamford Bridge next summer.
Zaha is a prized asset at Selhurst Park and it would surely take a significant sum to take him away from Palace, as he’s still under contract with them until 2023.
But the Ivory Coast international has been one of the standout performers for a number of years and many feel he deserves Champions League football.
The speed machine is a versatile forward that can play anywhere across the frontline, but is most dangerous operating from the wing and terrorising full-backs.
Chelsea could do with a long-term successor to Willian in their squad and the Palace trickster may be the ideal candidate, but whether the club can arrange a deal remains to be seen.
The Blues have made initial contact about the attacker ahead of next summer and it will be intriguing to see if they can negotiate a deal.
Zaha would be explosive in the Blues attack and be great competition for the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic.