Chelsea’s hopes of landing Wilfried Zaha have been boosted after the Crystal Palace winger signed up with ‘super agent’ Pini Zahavi to force Chelsea move
Zaha served notice of his intention to split with his long-term agent Will Salthouse last September after failing to secure a move away from Palace, despite bids from both Arsenal and Everton .
And the 27-year-old has now linked up with Israeli agent Zahavi, according to the Daily Mail – which should put Chelsea in the driving seat to sign him.
Zahavi is believed to still be close to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, after helping the Russian close the deal to buy the club from Ken Bates 17 years ago.
He is also believed to have good relationships with many other people at Chelsea.
Wilfried Zaha is splitting with his current agent after the winger failed to secure a move last summer
Zaha is still under contract to Salthouse’s Unique Sports Management until this summer.
And it may be that Chelsea have to wait until the summer to sign the Ivory Coast international, as Palace do not want to lose their star man mid-season and will hold out for their £80million valuation.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have also been linked with RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Moussa Dembele of Lyon in the January transfer window, as manager Frank Lampard looks to bring in a striker who can challenge Tammy Abraham for his starting spot.
Chelsea were thought to be the front-runners to sign seal a stunning £120m move for Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho this month.
Pulisic feels a lack of cutting edge was a factor in their draw at Brighton, for whom Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored a stunning equaliser with an overhead kick.
it’s a case of just being clinical, experience and knowing how to manage a game,” Pulisic added. That it will be positive if chelsea can add more skillful players like Wilfred Zaha and Sancho