Tottenham are increasingly confident of securing the signature of Wilfried Zaha in the summer with the Palace star yet to make up his mind on his next destination.
Zaha is in the final stretch of his contract in south London and is legally allowed to speak to foreign clubs with less than six months on his current deal.
The Eagles are quite interested in keeping Zaha at the club beyond next season but are reported to have concerns about increasing his £130,000-a-week-wages which already has him by some distance the highest paid player at the club.
What they want to do though is offer a long term contract that will see him maintain his significant five star status in the team and eventually retire as a true club legend with a statue outside Selhurst Park.
But 30-year-old Zaha is torn between signing for a Champions League club that will offer him a big pay cheque while giving him the chance to play in the Champions League again, or keep his wage and stay in south London where he’s always been in the heart of the people.
Tottenham, AS Roma and even his former side Manchester United have all been in touch with the player’s representatives but the idea of pitching up with Antonio Conte’s side in London will mean he doesn’t have to wholly change his life style.
According to a report of Football Insider, Zaha is still yet to make up his mind on his next move even though LondonWorld.com understands that Totteham have jumped ahead of other suitors as Antonio Conte looks to firm up his summer transfer targets and increasing his wages won’t be an issue.
Zaha is top scorer for Palace this season with six goals and the team has not won a game since he suffered a hamstring injury against Newcastle earlier in the year.
He is expected back for their trip to Villa Park this weekend in the Premier League.