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Deal nearly done as Chelsea set to snap up £75m-rated star

Subair Adams

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Wilfried Zaha

Chelsea set to snap up Zaha

A little over 24 hours after the blatant declaration of Crystal Palace boss, Roy Hodgson that Wilfred Zaha is not for sale, the Mirror has reported that Chelsea have moved one step further in their pursuit of the Ivory Coast international.

Crystal Palace had slapped an asking price of £75m on the winger with the hope of dissuading suitors but Chelsea have seen it as a fair valuation for a player who has rediscovered his best form at a place he calls “home” after a forgettable experience at Manchester United.

Tottenham boss, Pochettino is also keen on adding the former England youth player to his team, however, interest from the North London side has cooled off due to the asking price of the Eagles in which Spurs do not see a match.

Sarri will be hoping his Sporting Director Marino can pull a deal for the 25-year-old before the summer transfer window shuts in England on August 9.

Former England Manager Sam Allardyce who managed Palace two seasons ago, thinks Zaha’s potential has outgrown Selhurst Park once more and should be given the opportunity to test new waters.

Zaha scored nine goals last season and was particularly a thorn in the flesh of Chelsea in the previous season.

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