Wilfried Zaha REJECTS new contract as he looks to force switch


However, the 25-year-old attacker has been tipped for a move again this summer after rejecting an improved £125,000-a-week contract and the Ivory Coast global has attracted interest from the upper echelons of the league with Tottenham and Chelsea linked in recent months. Meanwhile, Thibaut Courtois could be forced to stay at Chelsea after they rejected Real Madrid's £31million offer for the goalkeeper.

Cheikhou Kouyate has expressed his desire to keep working hard with huge optimism for an incredible campaign for Crystal Palace.

As per Mirror, Wilfried Zaha is keen on departing Palace this window, and could put in an official transfer request soon.

"I'm afraid I prefer to stay in that world where I speak to the players and watch them train rather than follow what is happening in the mass media".

"The thing with Wilf is very simple; he's very much an integral part of our plans, he's very much an integral part of Crystal Palace Football Club".

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"Pape [Souare], James Tomkins and Luka [Milivojevic], everybody has helped me to settle into this team and now I must continue to work hard for this season and hopefully have an unbelievable season for this team".

"I can't comment [on whether Zaha would look right at another club]", he added.

"Everyone likes him. Everyone admires him, he knows that and I think he likes and respects the club as well".

While this is increasingly common with big names and high-quality players, those individuals who sincerely believe that a big move is theirs can also make use of this route.

The Blues are understood to be in the market for a new wide player, with star man Eden Hazard's future at the club clouded by uncertainty.