Transfer: Brighton reject Chelsea star as Wilfried Zaha wants move to Stamford Bridge
Chelsea are being urged to make a move for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.
After loaning out £90 million Romelu Lukaku to Inter, the Blues are in desperate need of more firepower.
Zaha is in the final year of his Palace contract, and there is no sign of him signing a new one.
According to talkSPORT, sources close to the Ivory Coast international, who turns 30 in November, have indicated to Chelsea that he is interested in moving 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.