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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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