Wilfried Zaha has told his Crystal Palace team-mates he is determined to seal a move to Chelsea this summer, reports say.
The forward is being chased by Chelsea, but Palace are unwillingly to part with one of their most influential players.
A switch to Everton fell through earlier in the summer when Zaha decided he wanted to remain in London.
The Mirror claim Zaha has set his sights on a switch to Stamford Bridge, and has already told his fellow Eagles of his intentions.
Zaha informed the club he wants to leave, but Palace have replied only a massive offer will convince them to sell.
The 25-year-old is now weighing up his options and could hand in a transfer request in an attempt to push through a move.
Palace offered Zaha a new-and-improved contract of £120,000 a week to stay at Selhurst.
Zaha wants to remain in London and sees Chelsea as the perfect club to continue his resurgence.
The Englishman’s failed spell at Manchester United prompted a return to Palace, but Zaha was vital in his side’s quest to avoid relegation last season.
Nine goals and three assists from Zaha helped Palace stay up and the Eagles have moved to ensure another campaign of Premier League football with the signing of Max Meyer.
Meyer’s arrival will go down as a real coup for Palace with Liverpool and Arsenal past suitors of the German.
Chelsea have made just one major signing this summer in Jorginho and are in a race against time to bring in new faces with the transfer window closing on August 9.
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