Roy Hodgson: 'No indication of Wilfried Zaha exit'

Daniel Levy Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns

Wilfried Zaha's latest Instagram post all but rules out a move away

The Blues' London rivals Tottenham Hotspur are set to snatch Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha from Chelsea this summer transfer window.

And having lived in London since the age of four, it seems Zaha is desperate to remain in the capital, linking him with Chelsea and Tottenham.

A five-year contract extension last year tied him up to the summer of 2022, but a very big bid is tipped to be enough to lure Zaha in and the Blues, struggling to retain their stars as well as failing to land preferred transfer targets in absence of Champions League football, will have a significant boost if they manage to strike a deal before the new Premier League season kicks off next weekend.

Roy Hodgson does not want to lose the difference-maker and Palace are digging in to ensure he stays put at Selhurst Park.

Whether Chelsea move nearer to their valuation will depend on the future of Willian, who came close to joining Barcelona this summer and has also been linked with a move to Manchester United.

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Tottenham were interested in signing Zaha this window, but have made a decision to pursue Aston Villa's Jack Grealish instead.

Maurizio Sarri has snapped up midfielder Jorginho and third-choice goalkeeper Rob Green since replacing Antonio Conte in the Stamford Bridge hot seat but he too is expected to be active during the final stages of the window.

He could even consider lodging an official transfer request after Palace told him they would only consider an irresistibly huge offer.

The report believes that Chelsea is the destination that the 25-year-old prefers, and he has allegedly told his teammates the same. An interesting next few days beckon.

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