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Tottenham step up pursuit of Premier League winger with fresh £25m bid

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly set to launch a new bid for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha after failing to sign him this past summer.

According to The Sun, Spurs lodged an initial £12m bid to sign Zaha before the start of the season, but were immediately rejected by their London rivals.

Despite returning with £15m and £18m bids, Mauricio Pochettino was unable to convince the Eagles to do business, but the report claims that he will now return with a £25m offer to see if that convinces Palace to consider a possible sale.

The 24-year-old has been in great form this season with three goals and eight assists in 18 games, and so in turn it’s no surprise that he’s of interest to Spurs who are looking to bolster their squad.

Pochettino’s side are in fifth place after 17 games and 10 points adrift of Premier League leaders Chelsea, and will likely be active in January in order to strengthen where possible.

Adding Zaha to their side would give them another attacking edge to compliment their other forwards, and so it would appear to be a sensible move.

However, Palace will have no interest of letting such an important player leave if they can help it as they remain just a point above the relegation zone.

With Alan Pardew leaving and Sam Allardyce coming in to replace him, the new Palace manager will likely make it a priority to keep his best players until he can have a closer look at them and so Spurs may well see their latest efforts to sign Zaha fail again.

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