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Crystal Palace sees Ismaila Sarr as a possible replacement for Wilfried Zaha

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Crystal Palace turns to £25m rated Watford forward Ismaila Sarr to replace Wilfried Zaha as the Ivorian leaves Selhurst Park to join Chelsea

  • Wilfried Zaha has been linked with a move to Chelsea in recent days
  • Palace is wary of losing the Ivorian and has drawn up a list of replacements
  • Ismaila Sarr tops the club’s wish list as Zaha moves to Stamford Bridge
  • Sarr is currently valued at £25million by Championship side Watford

Crystal Palace will target Watford’s Ismaila Sarr as Wilfried Zaha’s replacement should the Ivory Coast international leave for Chelsea.

Palace has contingency plans in place should Chelsea bolster their interest in 29-year-old Zaha, who has just a year left at Selhurst Park – and Sarr is at the top of their wish list.

The Watford winger has been of interest to Palace before but they eschewed the £45million price tag.

Watford will try to sign Watford’s Ismaila Sarr if Wilfried Zaha moves to Chelsea

Zaha has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge after a good start to the season

Zaha has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge after a good start to the season

However, the asking price will have dropped to a more realistic £25million following The Hornets’ relegation from the Premier League.

Sarr, 24, has scored 24 goals in 93 league appearances for Watford since joining the club in 2019 and was part of the Senegal roster that won the African Cup of Nations and qualified for the World Cup earlier this year.

He appeared to be on his way to Aston Villa earlier this month after they agreed a fee with Watford.

However, the move failed due to issues with the structure of the deal and inability to reach an agreement with the player on personal terms.

Palace remains interested in signing Conor Gallagher ahead of Thursday deadline

Palace remains interested in signing Conor Gallagher ahead of Thursday deadline

However, Sarr could still get his Premier League transfer if Palace make their move before Thursday’s deadline.

Palace also retains a stake in Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, who was successfully loaned to Selhurst Park last season, but it is unclear whether Chelsea will let the midfielder leave with Thomas Tuchel facing injury problems in midfield while N’Golo Kante will spend a month is turned off.

Mateo Kovacic has also just returned from a spell on the sidelines, with his contract being terminated for Ross Barkley on Monday and Tuchel could decide to keep Gallagher to ensure he has plenty of options right in the middle of the park.

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