Chelsea are considering making a summer move for Wilfried Zaha.
The future of the Ivory Coast international at his current club Crystal Palace is uncertain.
He is out of contract at the end of the season and, although he has been offered a new deal, which would make him the highest paid player in the history of the club, he has yet to put pen to paper.
In coming manager Mauricio Pochettino is a long standing admirer of Zaha from his Tottenham days, and the ability to sign a player of Zaha’s quality on a free transfer has its attractions, given the West London club’s struggle with FFP (Financial Fair Play) rules.
Critics, though, may point out that the club already has an abundance of wide players – Mykhailo Mudryk, Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech, and Noni Madueke, and adding another to the mix without getting rid of several does not seem logical from a squad building point of view.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.