Chelsea FC manager Frank Lampard is reportedly set to give the green light to acquire the signing of Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace when the transfer window reopens next month.
The Blues have fared exceptionally well under Lampard’s tutelage this term but the 41-year-old is said to be keen on adding depth in the attack due to the number of missed scoring opportunities in the past few months.
According to The Mirror, Lampard is keen on signing a wide player during the New Year after the Blues managed to overcome their transfer ban through an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Furthermore, it is added that Zaha has been earmarked as the prime target ahead of Jadon Sancho, who appears unlikely to leave Borussia Dortmund until the summer at the least.
Zaha was desperate to leave the Eagles last summer and he was heavily linked with both Arsenal and Everton. However, neither of them managed to meet Palace’s £80m valuation and that meant that he stayed put.
The 27-year-old made a slow beginning to the season where he was barely involved in the final third but of late, he has found his groove and has bagged two league goals in the past four matches.
Chelsea FC could have a tough round of 16 Champions League draw with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Barcelona present and Lampard appears genuinely keen on adding more creativity and competition in the attack front.