Liverpool in race to sign Zaha


Liverpool are one of the clubs keeping close tabs on Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.

The Ivory Coast international is gathering a growing list of admirers thanks to some fine performances for the Premier League club – which helped him win the player of the month award for April.

Manchester City are reported to be leading the race to land the twenty-five year old – but they are keeping Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez ahead of Zaha on their list of targets.

Tottenham Horspur manager Mauricio Pochettino remains a fan of the winger after having two offers rejected by Palace to sign him a couple of years ago, but the January purchase of Lucas Moura may see his interest decrease.

Arsenal are also keeping a close eye on Zaha, but their managerial situation sees them waiting to see what plans Arsene Wenger’s successor has for the current squad.

Chelsea too are interested in signing him, but they also have a manager in post who faces an uncertain future with Antonio Conte looking increasingly likely to leave Stamford Bridge this Summer after a disappointing fifth place finish.

All of this means that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could move to the front of the queue if he does decide to press ahead with a bid to bring Zaha to Anfield.

But the biggest obstacles to any deal are Palace’s determination to keep hold of their star man and Zaha’s loyalty to the Selhurst Park club.

He is under contract until the Summer of 2022 and is also keen to avoid a repeat of his disappointing spell with Manchester United, where he struggled to make an impact.

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