Chelsea-linked Zaha doesn't want to leave Crystal Palace, says Hodgson

Chelsea offer £30m plus £35m player to sign Tottenham's top target

Crystal Palace star, Wilfried Zaha has told his team-mates at the club that he was determined to seal a move to Chelsea this summer.

Palace manager Roy Hodgson expects Zaha to stay on this season.

The Ivorian forward scored nine goals last season to help Palace to avoid relegation last season and has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, having reportedly rejected a new contract.

Speaking in May amid reported interest from Manchester City and Tottenham, Zaha indicated he would not push for a move from Palace, which he described as his "home".

If Willian indeed ends up parting ways with Chelsea this summer, Pedro will be the only recognised winger at Maurizio Sarri's disposal in addition to Hazard.

Tottenham were interested in signing Zaha this window, but have made a decision to pursue Aston Villa's Jack Grealish instead. Zaha is thus, a viable target, who will bolster the Blues' attack irrespective of the Brazilian's departure.

Jorginho and Rob Green are the Blues' only signings so far, with Sarri keen to splash the cash before the transfer window shuts on August 9.

But, Chelsea are hopeful of finally landing the 25-year-old with an improved offer worth £45 million, plus £15 million in add-ons and a massive sell-on fee.

That deal would have increased his wage to £125,000 per week, but Zaha is well aware that he could earn significantly more at Stamford Bridge.

This has left Chelsea with a clear run at Zaha and the newspaper says Palace will do business if they submit an offer close to their asking price before the transfer window slams shut on Thursday evening.

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