Tottenham leading the race for £70m star who’s snubbed new contract in hope of sealing transfer to big club

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Tottenham are reportedly leading the race for the transfer of Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha this summer as he’s turned down a new contract.

The Ivory Coast international has been one of Palace’s most important players in recent times, playing a key role as they escaped relegation last season.

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Zaha has, however, already left the club in the past when he joined Manchester United earlier in his career and it seems he wants a big move once again after his improvement in form back at Selhurst Park.

This claim comes from the Sun, who state the 25-year-old has just turned down a pay rise with the Eagles, though they’ve put a £70million price tag on his head as Spurs supposedly lead the charge for his signature at the moment.

The report also lists the likes of Everton and Borussia Dortmund as potential suitors for Zaha, whose pace and trickery make him a tempting acquisition.

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Wilfried Zaha is a transfer target for Tottenham and others

Zaha certainly seems ideally suited to this attack-minded and fast-paced Tottenham team that have made so much progress under Mauricio Pochettino in the last few years.

Still, it remains to be seen if Palace will budge on letting their want-away star go, with £70m surely too much for Tottenham or indeed most clubs to consider paying.

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