Bayern Munich have failed in transfer talks with Crystal Palace over a bid to snap Wilfried Zaha up on loan until the end of the season.
It is a timely boost for the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham who are desperate to sign the forward this month.
The German giants have emerged as a shock contender for the Ivorian’s signature.
They have made a winger their top priority after missing out on Callum Hudson-Odoi and Leroy Sane in the summer.
It has led to them turning their attention to Zaha, though Bild report that they initially only wanted him on loan.
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Bayern still believe they can sign Sane next summer when the German recovers from an ankle injury.
However, Bild go on to state that Palace have no intention of letting Zaha leave – especially on loan at this stage of the season.
That will come as a huge boost to Chelsea and Spurs, who are chasing the winger.
Wilfried Zaha is wanted by the likes of Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Tottenham
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Frank Lampard has been armed with a reported £150m this transfer window after a FIFA ban was overturned.
With Pedro and Willian’s futures up in the air, a wide forward has been made a priority.
But Palace have been demanding fees of around £80m for their star man.
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Furthermore, Zaha has reportedly been asking for wages in the region of £200,000-a-week.
That has come as a major blow to Spurs, who have a very rigid wage system in place.
Nevertheless, hopes over Zaha’s Selhurst Park departure have not died down and the former Manchester United man has employed super agent Pini Zahavi to act on his behalf.
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