Chelsea are eyeing a number of attacking assets this summer to bolster their ranks after missing out on Champions League football but it seems they’re set for a stern challenge in the market.
The Guardian states Crystal Palace are poised to offer star-man Wilfried Zaha a lucrative new contract to keep his services at Selhurst Park, as they seek to fend off the interest from a number of their Premier League rivals.
Chelsea and Tottenham are amongst the clubs eyeing a move for the Ivory Coast international, who scored nine Premier League goals last term to help the Eagles retain their top-flight status.
Zaha, formerly of Manchester United, has become a key asset in Roy Hodgson’s side and his services are highly sought after, although Crystal Palace will not consider a sale unless they receive an offer that is impossible to turn down.
While the 25-year-old only signed a new £110k-a-week deal last summer, Palace are set to reward him with a new deal that will make Zaha the highest earner at the club ahead of Belgium striker Christian Benteke.