Eagles are desperate to keep the Ivory Coast winger but Zaha himself wants to test himself at another ‘big club’

WILFRIED ZAHA has turned down a bumper new £120,000-a-week pay deal at Crystal Palace following interest from Tottenham, Everton and Borussia Dortmund.

Palace are now set to make their star player another improved contract offer – just 15 months after he signed a five-year deal worth around £100,000-a-week.

The Eagles are desperate to keep the Ivory Coast winger, but SunSport understands he might want to try himself at a “big club” again following his flop at Manchester United.

Zaha, 25, joined the Red Devils in a £15million switch in 2013.

But he spent less than half a season at Old Trafford before being loaned out to Cardiff.

He then returned to Palace on loan for the 2014-15 campaign before sealing a £6m permanent move back to Selhurst Park the following season.

Back in the bosom of his boyhood club, Zaha has rediscovered his confidence and his form to become one of the Premier League’s most exciting performers.

Spurs are leading the race to sign Zaha, but Palace have put a £70m price tag on him in a bid to stave off interest.

The Eagles are now believed to considering offering him an improved £135,000-a-week deal in an attempt to ensures he stays with them.

The south Londoners have the money after offloading £75,000-a-week off their wage bill by letting Yohan Cabaye join UAE outfit Nasr on a free transfer.


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