Tottenham will reignite their pursuit of Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha in the summer, even though he could cost more than ₤ 50million, reports claim.
Spurs failed with two bids for the 25-year-old last summer – An opening offer of ₤ 12m was branded ‘ridiculous’ by Eagles chairman Steve Parish, but an improved bid of ₤ 21m was also later rejected.
Zaha signed a new five-year deal worth around ₤ 100,000 per week only last May.
But, according to The Times, Tottenham are said to be hopeful relegation-threatened Palace will sell in the next transfer window, even if they stay in the top flight.
Spurs are looking to land Zaha despite the ₤ 25million arrival of Brazilian winger Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain in January.
But the north London club may have to compete with a number of Premier League rivals for the Englishman’s signature, with Chelsea and Manchester City also said to be interested.
Zaha has been in great form for Crystal Palace since returning to the club from Manchester United in 2014.
His pace and neat footwork has bamboozled defences, but ₤ 50million is a big fee for a player who has never hit double figures in goals in his career.
The Eagles star scored seven goals last season as they avoided the drop, and has four this term although his campaign has been interrupted by injury problems.