Boss makes transfer admission with Chelsea ready to sign £80m star


Wilfried Zaha’s contract talks are not troubling Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira, with Chelsea keeping an eye on the man

Zaha netted his team-leading fifth goal of the season in the Eagles’ 2-1 comeback win over Wolves on Tuesday to seal Palace’s second straight victory at Selhurst Park.

The Ivory Coast international’s five-year contract with Palace comes to an end next summer and there has been alot of speculation about where he will be for the start of next season.

Chelsea fc are just one of a number of clubs that are reportedly interested in the player and are ready to offer him a contract should he decide that he fancies a fresh challenge in the game and wants out of Palace

But Vieira brushed aside any suggestion that the deal’s impending expiry was keeping him up at night.

“It’s not an issue at all,” said Vieira. “Wilfried knows what the club thinks about him and we know what he thinks about the club.

“There will be a discussion taking place but for myself and for the club what is important is for him to play at this level and to be consistent and to help those young players around him to grow and we’ll see what will happen.”

IcChelseanews View…

Palace are a decent side – but Zaha will never reach his full potential at the club – he is their main man and knows that he no longer has to give 100 per cent

There will be alot of interest in his services over the next few months we are sure – but if the club are ready to splash the cash- he would certainly be a very good addition to that side


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