Tottenham have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of attacker Wilfried Zaha as his current side Crystal Palace look set to offer him a new contract, according to a report.
The Guardian claims that Palace will reward the 25-year-old for his recent dazzling performances with a new deal, which will see an improvement on his current £110,000-a-week contract.
It is understood that Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea have all shown their interest in recent weeks for the Ivory Coast international.
The report details that Spurs boss Mauricio Pocehttino is a long-term admirer of the speed machine, but Palace have lined up a new offer to extend his stay at Selhurst Park.
Football Insider verdict:
Zaha has been on Spurs’ radar for a long time and the latest blow in the attempt to sign him is that he will be offered the chance to pen a new contract with Palace. The centre-forward has a huge decision to make about his future and this summer could be the best opportunity to make a big-money move. He was the standout player for the Eagles this season, scoring nine goals and supplying five assists in just 29 appearances. Zaha is a versatile attacker that can trouble any defender one-on-one has shown that his decision making in the final third is beginning to improve. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is the type of figure who could get the best out of him if he opted for a summer transfer and he would thrive within an attacking brand of football. Zaha has used his failure as a youngster at Manchester United to inspire him and he is definitely now ready to make a serious impact at a top-six club in the coming years.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Daniel Levy has made this promise to Pochettino.