Blues fans told £80 million winger Zaha ‘being pushed towards’ big Chelsea move
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is being “pushed to Chelsea”, according to transfer expert Duncan Castles.
We were expected to make many moves during the January transfer window in order to add some extra quality to certain areas of the pitch, especially as Frank Lampard needs to get back inside the top four this season in order to attract the type of players he wants in the summer.
And that has led to surprising speculation in the media suggesting that we are ready to spend some serious money and acquire the services of Zaha, who has developed nicely over the past few years and is now one of the best wingers in the Premier League.
Reports have even gone on to say that we were willing to use Olivier Giroud as part of the deal that gets Zaha to Stamford Bridge, with the Frenchman seemingly on his way out of the club after failing to make an impact this season under Frank Lampard.
Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, he said: “We know Zaha wants out of Crystal Palace, we know that a number of agents have had mandates to move him in this window.
“We know he is being pushed to Chelsea and there is interest from Chelsea’s hierarchy in taking him.
“My information is that Palace want to hold onto Zaha for the rest of the season for understandable reasons because he is the centre point of their attack.”
Look, we have said it once before and we will say it again, if we are looking to spend some serious money during the January window, then maybe they need to spend £80 million on players that will improve areas of the pitch that the club are weakest in.
Zaha is good but is he really needed?