Chelsea new head-coach Maurizio Sarri is set to make a decision on whether Chelsea would sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace this summer, as per reports. The Blues suffered a 2-0 defeat from the hands of reigning champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday and the Italian gaffer reveals there could be more signings before Thursday’s deadline.
Chelsea, who finished fifth in the Premier League last season, have only signed Jorginho and Rob Green this summer but have showed strong interest in signing Zaha this summer.
The Ivorian is adored by Selhurst Park having registered almost 150 appearances for the Eagles in his two season so far. The winger also enjoyed another productive season in the Premier League during the 2017-18 season and is said to be open to joining Chelsea. Crystal Palace are reluctant to sell their star man so close to the deadline, however, and value Zaha at around £70million.
The Daily Mail reports that the Blues will make a decision over Zaha’s transfer between the two clubs. The Blues manager will meet the Chelsea hierarchy early this week to discuss potential signings and Zaha, 25, will be at the top of the agenda.
Zaha could have been seen as a direct replacement for Willian, the Brazil international has been heavily linked with a departure from Chelsea this summer.
But, speaking after Sunday’s Community Shield defeat, Willian reiterated his commitment to the west London club.
“I’m happy here.
Willian said after a Serio Aguero brace settled the affair at Wembley.
“I’m happy to be at Chelsea. I’m looking forward to playing well and winning titles.”