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Crystal Palace’s Zaha not the type of player Chelsea need – Carragher

3:05 AM GMT+8 28/12/2019
Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace Chelsea
The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge but the 41-year-old has advised the Blues against pursuing the winger

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has urged Chelsea not to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha during the January transfer window.

The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a move away from Selhurst Park outfit with the Blues topping the list of clubs believed to be jostling for his signature.

Carragher feels Frank Lampard has enough options in wide areas and believes the addition of the former Manchester United man could block the development of the youngsters in their ranks like Callum Hudson-Odoi.

"No [couldn't see Zaha joining Chelsea], I'm not really sure about that one," Carragher told the Sky Sports Christmas Transfer show.

"I think Chelsea have more than enough in wide positions. They've got Hudson-Odoi, [Christian] Pulisic is there as well.

"No, I think it would block Hudson-Odoi if Zaha came in as well. I don't really think they need that type of player."

Zaha was heavily linked with a move to Everton last season and despite the 27-year-old handing in a transfer request, the move fell through.

The winger, who has spoken of his desire to play in the Champions League, is valued at £80 million and is under contract with Palace until 2023.

Zaha had a slow start to the season but has now scored three goals and provided two assists in 19 Premier League games.