The player has told his teammates that he wants out
Chelsea are expected to overhaul their side this summer after an underwhelming Premier League and Champions League campaign last season. They finished 5th in the league and will miss the Champions League in the upcoming season.
The Blues appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager after sacking Antonio Conte and also completed the signing of midfielder Jorginho from Napoli, the club’s first summer signing.
They have been behind in the transfer window in comparison to other Premiere League clubs but with their managerial situation sorted, they are keen add more players before the transfer window closes.
With Eden Hazard and Willian constantly linked with a summer exit, the Premier League giants have been heavily linked with a move for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha over the past month.
The Ivory Coast International came up through the ranks of Crystal Palace and made his senior debut for the club in the 2010-2011 season. He was instrumental in the club’s promotion to the Premier League before attracting interest from Manchester United and joining them.
But the winger struggled to find his feet at United as he found himself out of favour by then manager David Moyes. In the following season he went to Palace on a loan deal before making the move permanent in 2015.
Since then the 25 year old has been the main man for the Eagles, singlehandedly winning many matches for the club. He has developed himself as one of the best and most exciting performers in the league.
The Ivorian enjoyed his most productive campaign ever last season, scoring 9 goals and assisting 3 in 29 league appearances despite sidelined for 2 separate spells. His performances helped the club secure the Premier League football as they failed to win a single match in the 9 games he missed.
He signed a new five-year deal last summer worth around £110,000 a week. Despite that he has attracted lot of attention this summer which includes Sarri’s side as they are keen to reinforce.
There were reports that the player has rejected a new offer from Palace as he is keen to test himself at another big club, though the club are very keen to keep hold of their prized asset.
Wilfried Zaha wants to leave the club to join Chelsea, according to the Mirror. He has told team-mates he wants out.
Stamford Bridge is his preferred destination, and he is prepared to submit an official transfer request if need be.