Chelsea ‘weighing up huge bid for Wilfried Zaha after transfer ban is over’ as Everton try to beat them to Crystal Palace star with offer of £60m plus striker Cenk Tosun
- Chelsea could enter the battle to sign Wilfried Zaha when their transfer ban ends
- Everton and Arsenal have shown heavy interest in the Crystal Palace winger
- Palace are determined to hold out for £80m this summer for their star player
Everton are looking to fend off potential interest from Chelsea in the race for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha and are willing to bid £60million plus Cenk Tosun, according to reports.
Zaha has attracted heavy interest from Everton and Arsenal so far in the transfer window after he recently admitted he was looking for a new challenge to develop his career.
And according to the Telegraph, Chelsea have now entered the race and are weighing up a big-money move for Palace’s star player when their transfer ban ends next summer.
Chelsea are set to enter the battle for Wilfried Zaha when their transfer ban ends next summer
Everton are willing to offer Crystal Palace £60million plus Cenk Tosun in order to buy Zaha
But the Toffees are ready to fend off any threat from the Blues by offering £60m to Palace for Zaha and include Turkish striker Tosun in the deal.
Frank Lampard’s outfit are currently serving a two-window ban and can’t sign anyone this summer.
That would suit the Selhurst Park outfit as it means they could keep hold of their star player, who they value at £80m, for another season.
Frank Lampard’s side are weighing up a move for Zaha next summer if he is still at Palace
Palace would look to sign Michy Batshuayi permanently after taking him on loan last season
A potential move to Chelsea would also boost Palace’s chances of signing striker Michy Batshuayi, who was on loan with the Eagles in the second half of last season from Stamford Bridge.
Zaha is reportedly aware of Chelsea’s interest in his services although they have yet to make a formal approach.
Palace have played hardball with Zaha’s suitors so far as they are determined to keep hold of their world class player.
Zaha scored 10 goals and created as many assists in 34 Premier League games last campaign.
Palace are determined to hold out for £80m for their star player in this transfer window