Chelsea are set to test Crystal Palace’s resolve with a January bid for Wilfried Zaha.
The Blues are looking to take advantage of their newly lifted transfer ban by adding in this month’s transfer window.
Frank Lampard was unable to sign anyone upon his arrival but had to watch Eden Hazard leave Stamford Bridge.
The Belgian’s hefty transfer fee remains unspent and Chelsea are looking to add some stardust to their young squad.
Zaha has expressed a desire to leave Selhurst Park on several occasions and Roy Hodgson admits the Eagles would have to consider serious offers for the Ivorian, reports The Times .
Arsenal and Everton made moves to sign him in the summer, but Chelsea are now ready to offer a cash-plus-player deal in order to prise him across London.
Palace have placed an £80m price tag on Zaha with outcasted striker Olivier Giroud thought to be the man offered, reports The Times.
The winger enjoyed his best season in front of goal last season having seen the net bulge on ten occasions.
Wilfried Zaha is eyeing a move away from Selhurst Park
He is one of several January targets Chelsea are keeping tabs on with Lampard demanding funds for the Blues hierarchy.
Jadon Sancho is another name to be linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge with his Borussia Dortmund future in doubt.
The youngster has been a long-term target for Manchester United, but Chelsea are looking to push their way to the front of the queue.
Sancho grew up a fan of the west London side which may further increase their appeal.
Chelsea have also been linked with a left-back as they look to ensure their squad is ready for the second half of the season with the top four firmly in sight.