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Chelsea 'handed boost in Wilfried Zaha pursuit'

Chelsea 'handed boost in Wilfried Zaha pursuit'
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Chelsea are handed a huge boost in their attempts to sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace, according to a report.

Chelsea have reportedly been handed a huge boost in their attempts to sign Wilfried Zaha, with the Crystal Palace attacker linking up with super-agent Pini Zahavi.

The 27-year-old was strongly linked with both Arsenal and Everton during the summer transfer window but ultimately remained at Selhurst Park.

The Ivory Coast international is allegedly a target for Chelsea during this month's window, though, and according to the Daily Mail, the Blues are in a strong position to secure his services.

The report claims that Zaha has signed up with Israeli agent Zahavi, who has a strong relationship with a number of key figures at Chelsea, including club owner Roman Abramovich.

The former Manchester United attacker split with long-term agent Will Salthouse in the latter stages of 2019 having been frustrated that a move away from Selhurst Park last summer did not transpire.

Chelsea are allegedly preparing to target Zaha this month, although Palace are still looking for a figure in the region of £80m for a player who is contracted to the Eagles until June 2023.

Frank Lampard's team are also expected to move for a new centre-forward this month.

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