Crystal Palace's hopes of keeping Wilfried Zaha fading in huge transfer boost for Arsenal and Chelsea | The Sun

ARSENAL and Chelsea's interest Wilfried Zaha has been given a boost.

That’s because he wants to wait and see where Crystal Palace finish before committing to a new deal.

Zaha is out of contract next summer and can begin talks with foreign clubs over a free transfer in January.

There is interest closer to home too, with Arsenal and Chelsea both linked with the ex-Man United forward.

As revealed by SunSport in September, Palace have already offered their star man a new contract.

But Zaha, 29, is in no rush to agree anything.

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In fact, the Ivory Coast international is happy to wait until the end of the campaign before sealing any new deal.

Zaha currently earns £130,000-a-week at Palace.

And a new deal would likely include a pay-rise, effectively tying Zaha down to Selhurst Park for the rest of his career.

But Zaha is aware of interest in his services.

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And he is personally keen to silence critics who claim he can’t cut it at the top after a dismal time at Man Utd in 2013.

Zaha had his best-ever season last term, scoring 14 times in the Premier League.

And he already has five goals this season under boss Patrick Vieira.

It now remains to be seen where Zaha ends up as he contemplates his future.

But speaking last month, Vieira admitted he is desperate for Palace’s star man to sign on.

Vieira said: “Wilfried knows what the club think about him, and we know what he thinks about the club.

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“There will be discussions taking place, but for myself and for the club what’s important is for him to play at this level and be consistent.

“We will see what will happen. If he has a good day, the team will have a good day. He’s an important player on and off the field.”

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