Wilfried Zaha’s future looks set to be a major discussion point across the next month.
The Crystal Palace winger was touted with a move to Arsenal in the summer, but the Gunners instead made a move for the 27-year-old’s Ivory Coast teammate Nicolas Pepe, signing him for £72million.
Chelsea’s transfer ban has been shortened, meaning the Blues could potentially make a move for the attacker – and now Spurs have been linked with the winger who is said to be searching for a Selhurst Park exit.
With that said, football.london takes a look at the Zaha to Chelsea 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 did not happen and I was not 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 will 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 a rather 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 has not put on himself, people have put that on him because 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 but faith in him, I’ve got confidence that he will produce the same thing that he did before, because we both play for Ivory Coast, I’ve seen the talent he’s got, but not everyone sees it.”
Zaha’s perfect club
Amid concerns that Zaha could be on the move in January, Crystal Palace legend John Salako has outlined exactly why a move to Chelsea would be…