Chelsea interested in signing former Manchester United star

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Chelsea is reportedly interested in signing Crystal Palace winger and former Manchester United star Wilfried Zaha as a free agent at the end of the season.

The 30-year-old Ivory Coast winger is yet to pen a new deal with Palace and has rejected multiple attempts to tie him down.

Zaha – who has scored six goals and registered three assists in 20 games – is also attracting interest from Arsenal and AC Milan.

Speaking to talkSPORT, transfer expert Alex Crook said: “It certainly seems that Wilf Zaha’s stellar career at Crystal Palace could be coming to an end.

“His contract is up at the end of the season – no imminent sign that he is willing to extend. And if he is to go and achieve his ambitions of playing for a top club, it’s now or never really isn’t it?

“When you look at his age, the fact that he’s available as a free agent, he either commits his future to Crystal Palace and then probably sees out his top-flight career there.

“Or he goes off and tests himself, I think there will be suitors, I know Mikel Arteta is a fan, I know that Chelsea have certainly taken a look at him in the past as well.”

Crook finished by saying: “I think there are big clubs in Europe who would be interested in a player of Wilf Zaha’s quality.”