Tottenham have reportedly increased their offer to Crystal Palace for Wilfried Zaha to £18m following the sale of Nacer Chadli.
As reported by Sky Sports, West Bromwich Albion completed the £13m signing of the Belgian international on Monday, which in turn is expected to have strengthened Spurs’ transfer budget.
It appears as though they’ve wasted little time in putting it to good use with an improved £18m offer for Zaha, having previously had a £12m bid immediately dismissed, according to HITC Sport.
With under 48 hours to go until the transfer deadline, it will now require quick negotiations between the two parties to get the deal done, although Palace have shown a clear desire to rebuff all interest in the 23-year-old and reject Tottenham’s advances.
Having already sold Yannick Bolasie to Everton for a significant fee this summer, the Eagles are likely to be looking at a similar price for Zaha, if they are to consider a sale.
Until Spurs get close to that valuation, it’s unlikely that the two clubs will be doing any late business, with Alan Pardew and all concerned at Selhurst Park keen to keep hold of the former Manchester United starlet.
It’s been a quiet summer for Spurs thus far with Mauricio Pochettino adding just Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen to his squad.
While those are two smart signings which address key concerns with the squad, given that Champions League football will also be part of their fixture list this season, it’s likely to be a worrying time for Spurs supporters not to see the club bring in more quality and depth.