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Eagles star opens door to move to Tottenham or Chelsea

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Wilfried Zaha has reportedly opened the door to a potential move to Chelsea or Tottenham by telling Crystal Palace he wants to leave.

The Daily Mail and Sky Sports are among those reporting that Zaha has made it clear that he wants to move on in order to play Champions League football.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is known to be an admirer of the Ivory Coast international.

Chelsea are also said to be interested, but they would need to successfully appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a transfer ban in order to be able to make any signings.

Zaha apparently pushing for a move is no surprise in light of a recent interview with the Mail in which he stated that he wanted to play for a top club.

He said: “I’m too ambitious. And not ambitious just to play for a top club, but to win things at club level and with the Ivory Coast.

“For me to be better, to achieve what I know I am capable of, I have to aim to play at the very highest level, to win trophies. I’m blessed to have come this far in my playing career. But I feel like there is so much more I have to offer.

“I have to experience the Champions League. I just need the opportunity, that’s it. And I’ll do the rest.”

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