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Wilfried Zaha could leave Crystal Palace in the coming days. The Ivorian striker would be the plan B of Chelsea in case the negotiations will not succeed with the Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
It's an open secret to say that Wilfried Zaha is a talent. Crazy even. The Ivorian striker has these flashes of brilliance that break the back of any defender who stands in his way. Against Liverpool (1-1) for the second day of the Premier League, Zaha has again proved that he has outgrown his current employers Crystal Palace. The comments that accompanied his first goal of the season indicate that the Elephant could even leave the Eagles before the end of the mercato on August 31.
There is even talk of an interest from Chelsea who want to recruit Wilfried Zaha. Especially since the file of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is now complicated for the Blues. The track Zaha is then explored on the side of Stamford Bridge. The Blues are looking for options in attack after the departure of Timo Werner and also those expected from Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech.
Zaha could return to Chelsea at a lower cost since he is estimated at 40 million euros. A sum that would be within the reach of the Blues if they really want to buy the 29-year-old player. "We have had positive contact with Crystal Palace for Zaha and an agreement is possible. But the target in attack at the moment is Aubameyang. 40 million euros for Zaha? That's the key decision between Tuchel and Todd Boehly," deciphers Blues transfer expert Simon Phillips. We'll see if Crystal Palace will want to replenish their coffers with a sale of Wilfried Zaha. Or retain their number one attacking player until the end of his contract which ends in June 2023.