Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha. Blues winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is also of interest to Palace and could head in the opposite direction to Selhurst Park.
Chelsea have made one attacking signing so far this summer, bringing in Raheem Sterling from Manchester City. However, Tuchel is keen on adding more in that area of the pitch.
Romelu Lukaku has returned to Inter Milan on loan, while Timo Werner is set to rejoin RB Leipzig in a permanent deal. Therefore, Tuchel has been left short of forward options.
A report from 90min says Zaha has emerged as a target for Chelsea. Tuchel wants to sign a central attacker but is also keen on a wide player, and Zaha fits the bill. The Ivory Coast star has entered the final year of his contract at Selhurst Park.
The report says he wants to have the opportunity of playing Champions League football, something he is yet to taste in his career. Zaha’s departure would open up a space at Palace for a winger. And Hudson-Odoi could move across London to fill the void.
The 21-year-old wants a move away from Chelsea to get more regular first-team football. Hudson-Odoi was left out of the Blues match-day squad for the season-opener against Everton on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund are also keen on the player, as are the likes of Newcastle, West Ham and Leicester. But a swap deal involving Zaha and Hudson-Odoi could suit both Chelsea and Palace.
Zaha has spent the vast majority of his career at Palace. After coming through the Eagles’ youth ranks, he joined Manchester United in 2013.
- The Sun report