Tottenham Hotspur Zaha approach would be considered 'unnecessarily provocative'

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But, it is sure that the former Manchester United player is now willing to leave Crystal Palace before the transfer window next Thursday. He's very much an integral part of our plans.

"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".

Crystal Palace are contemplating whether to re-sign Yannick Bolasie, after the attacking midfielder was told by Everton boss Marco Silva that he would not be in his plans for the Premier League season ahead. That's why he's getting talked about with big teams wanting him because I think he's at that point now where if big teams take him I think he'll kick on again because it's all there for him.

Chelsea FC, however, are reportedly in the driver's seat to sign Zaha from Palace and as for the 25-year-old himself, he is seemingly also looking forward to taking the next step in his playing career.

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Zaha has been heavily linked with a move away from Selhurst Park after a standout campaign for Palace last season. "I'm happy here and hopefully I can be here for many years".

"The last two seasons, in particular, have shown his maturity, and his end product has got better".

"But, as I say, he is contracted to us and he is our player and we have every intention of him continuing to be our player, at least while his contract with us".

Sarri will meet the Chelsea hierarchy early this week to discuss potential signings and Zaha, 25, will be at the top of the agenda.

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