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Wilfried Zaha Transfer To Chelsea, £72m Message


Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been linked with a transfer to Chelsea in the January window, with the Ivory Coast forward reportedly keen to further his career.

Could we finally see an end to the Wilfried Zaha transfer sage this month?

The January transfer window has been open for a week now and the Crystal Palace ace’s situation is one of the big talking points once again, as it has been for previous transfer windows.

Zaha has been linked with a move to Tottenham in the past, with Arsenal the mooted destination last summer.

Chelsea have emerged as a potential buyer this January, while Zaha has now changed agent and Spurs are back in the frame again.

We could've a big London tug-of-war on our hands.

With that said, football.london takes a look at the Zaha transfer rumours. Here is everything we know so far.

What Zaha has said

Zaha admitted in September that he was unhappy about how events in the summer transfer window transpired.

“What happened in the summer happened… there were things I was told that didn't happen and I wasn't happy about it,” he told Crystal Palace fans website HLTCO .

“But I’m still a Palace player and want to do well for the club.

“The fans care about your wellbeing and I'll always love Palace – whatever happens.”

£72m transfer message

Ahead of Ivory Coast’s international friendly against DR Congo, Zaha jumped to the defence of Pepe who has endured quite a underwhelming start to his Arsenal career

“I see the social media, I see everything and it’s a thing where he needs time. He’s come from another league, he’s young,” Zaha told the BBC.

“There’s this price tag that he hasn't put on himself, people have put that on him due to the fact that of his performances, so you’ve got to give him time for him to reproduce that, it’s not going to come like that.

“I have got nothing except faith in him, I’ve got confidence that he will produce the same thing that he did before, due to the fact that we both play for Ivory Coast, I’ve seen the talent he’s got, except not everyone sees it.”