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Transfer: Brighton reject Chelsea star as Wilfried Zaha wants move to Stamford Bridge

Posted by on August 6, 2022 0

Chelsea are being encouraged to make a move for Crystal Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha.

The Blues are in urgent need of more firepower after allowing £90m Romelu Lukaku to return to Inter on loan.

Zaha is in the final year of his Palace contract and there is no sign of him putting pen to paper on a new deal.

According to talkSPORT, sources close to the Ivory Coast international, who turns 30 in November, have hinted to Chelsea that he would be keen on making the switch across London.

Zaha has played more than 350 league games in two spells at Palace, but knows this is likely to be his last opportunity to join an elite club after his ill-fated stint at Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Brighton have decided against signing Levi Colwill permanently after Chelsea insisted on inserting a buy-back option in the deal.

The Seagulls were willing to pay up to £25m for Colwill, 19, but did not want to risk turning him into a Premier League star and then being forced to sell him back to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea believe Colwill, who was wanted by up to half a dozen clubs, has what it takes to be a future first-team regular for them, hence their reluctance to sell without the £40m buy-back clause.

Transfer: Brighton reject Chelsea star as Wilfried Zaha wants move to Stamford Bridge

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