Chelsea will reportedly have to pay £80m if they wish to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in January.
The Blues were prevented from registering new players in the summer, but while be free to enter the market again next month after having their FIFA transfer ban reduced to just window by the
The Ivory Coast international attempted to force a move away from Selhurst Park in August but clubs were largely put off by Palace’s £80m price tag.
Despite only Arsenal making a formal approach for the player in the summer, the Eagles do not look likely to lower their asking price.
The uncertainty surrounding his future seems to have affected Zaha as the winger has had a pretty underwhelming season so far.
Although his is the club’s top earner, the 27-year-old has managed just two assists and two goals.
In spite of this patchy form, Frank Lampard revealed earlier this week that the club is on the lookout for a Eden Hazard replacement – and Zaha could fit the bill.
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