Crystal Palace star Tuchel wanted could join Chelsea for free

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Wilfred Zaha is open to joining  this summer, according to reports.

Zaha was linked with Chelsea during the summer transfer window, but nothing materialised, as the Blues only signed Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack.

Zaha has had a decent time in his second spell with Crystal Palace, having scored 14 goals this calendar year, including five from nine games in this campaign.

The Ivory Coast international is currently in the final year of his contract with the London side, which means he is free to talk with other clubs from January.

At 29, Zaha is at his prime, and being a free agent would mean the club won’t pay for his services.

Meanwhile, Zaha was on target again on Tuesday night when he scored the winner against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Since manager Patrick Vieira took charge of the South London club, Zaha has hit an impressive 20 goals in 46 appearances.

Speaking after their win over Wolves, Palace boss Patrick Vieira said: “Wilfried knows what the club think about him, and we know what he thinks about the club.

“There will be discussions taking place [over a new contract] but for myself and for the club what is important is for him to play at this level and to be consistent and to help those young players around him to grow and we will see what will happen.

“If Wilfried Zaha has a good day, the team will have a good day. He’s an important player on and off the field, he’s got the experience and today he was really good in possession and out of possession he worked really hard.”