Tottenham are reportedly ready to gazump Chelsea with a bid for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, as they finally look set to become active in the transfer market.
The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a move away from Selhurst Park all summer following his impressive displays for the club last season. Zaha led from the front as Palace clawed their way out of a relegation dogfight to secure their Premier League status for another year and failed to win a single game without the winger.
According to the Sun, Chelsea have already had a £30million bid rejected for the 25-year-old, which included midfielder Danny Drinkwater as part of the deal.
A pacey forward is exactly the kind of player new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri would surely love to bring to Stamford Bridge, considering his penchant for a 4-3-3 system and fluid attacking football.
However, Spurs have now thrown their name into the hat in this particular transfer saga, with the Sun also reporting that the North Londoners are ready to pay £45million for Zaha.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has been unable to bring in any new faces so far this summer but if he can manage to secure the services of the Palace star it would be a massive boost for the club and its supporters.
With several of Tottenham’s first team either ruled out completely or in doubt for their opening Premier League game against Newcastle on August 11, including Heung-min Son, Harry Kane and Delle Alli, their need for reinforcements is pressing.
Zaha is a known quantity in England approaching the prime of his career and he has the ability to add an exciting new dimension to any teams attack, so expect this story to have a few more twists and turns before the window shuts on the 9th of August.