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Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel makes Premier League forward a priority

Chelsea have seen themselves linked with Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha by the French media on Wednesday.


Chelsea have seen themselves linked with Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha by the French media on Wednesday.

Zaha is now 29 years of age and in the final year of his current Crystal Palace contract. As a result, if he is to have a second crack at making it with a big side, he will probably need to leave Selhurst park very soon.

And according to Media Foot, Chelsea are very interested in Wilfried Zaha, with Thomas Tuchel said to have marked his name as one of the priorities for the end of the transfer window. So much so that an offer could soon arrive for the forward.

Should Chelsea sign Zaha?

Chelsea were clearly in the market for a new forward this summer and, even after the capture of Raheem Sterling, that is not expected to have changed.

The Blues were eyeing Sterling at the same time as now FC Barcelona man Raphinha, suggesting the west Londoners have the budget for a second attacker.

And whilst Zaha is coming up on 30, more and more players are able to play at the top of the game well into their 30s, indicating signing the Ivorian may not be as bad a deal as it would once have been considered.

However, as Chelsea have just signed Sterling and also have Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic on their books, you would assume that Zaha would be brought in to play through the middle.

But as he is not a natural centre-forward, perhaps Chelsea may be bettered severed looking elsewhere to provide competition for Kai Havertz.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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