Tottenham 5/6 on to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha
Tottenham are favourites to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.
Odds have been cut on Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha signing for Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.
Ladbrokes have Zaha at just 5/6 to join Spurs next month, and the bookies believe a deal could be done next month.
Zaha is 5/2 to leave Palace in January and 1/2 to quit the Eagles next summer.
One stumbling block to a January deal would be Zaha's possible participation in the African Cup of Nations, if he pushes ahead with his plan to commit to the Ivory Coast.
Palace are also likely to be reluctant to sell their star winger in the midst of a relegation battle, currently sitting in 16th place, three points above the relegation zone.
Tottenham made an attempt to sign Zaha in the summer, with The Telegraph reporting a 'derisory' £15 million bid had been turned down.
Their move came in the backdrop of Palace selling Yannick Bolasie earlier, and letting another key man go would not have been welcomely received by supporters.
Letting Zaha leave now would not go down well either, but if Palace were to sell in early January, then they could have upwards of £20 million to reinvest in players across the remainder of the transfer window.
If negotiations begin and drag on until late January, selling the winger becomes even less appealing.
Zaha has scored three goals and provided six assists this season so far in 15 Premier League appearances.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to make £25m offer for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha
Spurs boss may reignite interest in Palace winger following his early return from the African Cup of Nations
The Crystal Palace forward was on boss Mauricio Pochettino’s radar before going to the African Nations Cup.
And he remains an option for Poch in a £25million move to bolster his attack for a title challenge before the deadline.
The Spurs boss has been without crocked Erik Lamela since October and has Harry Kane leading the line.
Zaha, 24, could add to Tottenham’s pacy attack as Spurs look to challenge at the top of the table and in the Europa League — even though their interest cooled when he went to Gabon for the African tournament.
However Palace are determined to resist offers for the Ivory Coast international as Sam Allardyce plots survival in the second half of the campaign.
They are also planning to agree fresh terms to boost his current deal that runs until 2020.
Spurs were seriously looking at Zaha earlier this season before he was called up to AFCON, after switching nationalities from England.
Ivory Coast’s early departure from the tournament means Zaha is back and available for Palace.
But it also means he could be a key player on deadline day.