Date: 29th August 2022 at 12:55pm
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Chelsea are reported to have revived their interest in Crystal Palace forward Wilfred Zaha, but remain in talks over a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. 

According to The Guardian’s Ed Aarons, The Blues are considering a move for the Ivorian, who has been linked with the club in the past.

Aarons claims that a number of forwards have been mentioned by those in charge at Stamford Bridge over the past few days, as they look to add attacking reinforcements prior to the September 1 deadline.

A number of other unnamed forwards have also been mentioned, he claims, but no official offer or approach for Zaha has yet been made by the club.

Chelsea have been in talks with Barcelona over a move for Aubameyang for several weeks now, with Thomas Tuchel keen for a reunion with a player that he managed during his time in Germany with Borussia Dortmund.

The 33-year-old’s future at the Nou Camp was thrown into doubt by the arrival of Robert Lewandowski earlier this summer, with the duo unlikely to play alongside each other.

Zaha has established himself as Palace’s talisman

Despite rumours last week that a deal was close, nothing has been confirmed and it appears that Chelsea are therefore refusing to rule out other targets.

Zaha, 29, has enjoyed a fine start to the season, scoring three goals in his first three matches before missing The Eagles’ trip to Manchester City on Saturday.

Either side of brief spells with Manchester United and Cardiff City, the Ivory Coast international has played more than 430 matches for Palace since graduating from the club’s academy.

In that time, he has scored 86 goals and provided 73 assists, including 64 goals in the Premier League.

The forward has less than 12 months remaining on his current contract at Selhurst Park, though, and it remains unclear whether or not he will extend his stay in London.

It also remains uncertain whether or not Chelsea will make a move for the player, or indeed whether or not he would be interested in a move to Stamford Bridge.

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