Crystal Palace have turned down Bayern Munich’s offer to take Wilfried Zaha on loan.
The German giants were hoping to borrow the Palace attacker until the end of the season with a view to making it full time, says the Guardian.
Zaha has acquired a new agent, Pini Zahavi, in order to facilitate a move after transfers to Arsenal and Everton failed to materialise in the summer.
He had been represented by Will Salthouse of Unique Sports Management (USM), who will still get a cut of any fee as Zaha is still under contract with them. Zaha remains on good terms with the agency and his brother currently works there.
Chelsea’s interest in the 27-year-old has cooled for now but it could be resurrected at the end of the season as Zahavi has strong links with the Blues.
Palace are still holding out on their £80m valuation of the Ivory Coast star, with Manchester United due a sell-on fee from it.
The Mirror is reporting that Zaha could be on his way to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham this month.
Meanwhile, Palace are looking at taking Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker-Peters and Everton striker Cenk Tosun on loan, according to the Athletic.