Revealed: How much Chelsea FC need to pay to sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have told Chelsea FC that they must meet their price tag in full in order to secure the services of Wilfried Zaha during the January transfer window.

The Ivorian was heavily tipped to join Arsenal over the summer but the north London side were reluctant to pay more than £40m in ready cash for the winger.

That was well below their £80m price tag for the attacker and they were reluctant to negotiate an installment package with the Gunners for a longer period of time.

Towards the end of the summer transfer window, Everton came up with a tempting £70m bid but the Eagles likewise turned down the approach with barely anytime to sign a replacement on deadline day.

Zaha has since returned to the Premier League mix with the Eagles where he has contributed just two goals and an assist, but his performances have significantly improved in recent weeks.

According to Standard Sport, the Blues are keen on landing Zaha next month with manager Frank Lampard concerned with Pedro and Willian approaching the end of their respective contracts.

However, the west London side may not have any room for negotiation with the Eagles, given they are unlikely to settle for anything less than £80m for the former Manchester United man.

Lampard has recently talked about the missed scoring opportunities for the Blues and he has stated that he would want to land a replacement for Eden Hazard in the New Year.

Zaha has reached double figures in terms of scoring in recent campaigns for the Eagles and that itself remains a good contribution, given he does not have many creative players in the ranks to support him.

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