Chelsea are planning a surprise move for Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha amid their struggles to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Aubameyang has been identified as the prime striker target for the west London giants, but they are yet to agree on the fee.
Barcelona want close to £20 million for him, but the Blues are adamant on their latest proposal of £15m plus Marcos Alonso.
Amidst this, The Independent report that Zaha has emerged as an option for the Blues, and they could be prepared to pay a higher fee.
The Ivory Coast international has entered the final year of his contract at Palace, and he could be prised away for around £30-40m.
The Blues are said to be considering a proposal. Zaha is four years younger than Aubameyang, and is presently in the prime of his career.
The 29-year-old has been eager to play Champions League football throughout his career. He is unlikely to snub the chance to join London rivals Chelsea.