Tottenham have emerged as candidates to rival Chelsea in their attempts to land Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha this month, according to reports.

The Blues have been long time admirers of the Ivorian but reports in The Mirror suggest Jose Mourinho is keen to take him to North London.

Zaha, 27, is thought to be eager to leave Selhurst Park this month, teaming up with super-agent Pini Zahavi to negotiate a move to one of Europe’s elite.

Sky Sports reported that Zahavi had already sat with Bayern Munich representatives earlier this week to discuss the former Manchester United man, although a move to the Bundesliga is unlikely.

A stay in the Premiership seems logial with Zaha's family settled in the capital,  leaving Chelsea and Tottenham to battle for Zaha’s signature.

Chelsea emerged as front runners to land the winger since their transfer ban was lifted over a month ago, and with Roman Abramovich arming Frank Lampard with a war-chest of £150million they have the funds to prize Crystal Palace’s £80million man.

That said, it is unlikely they would be prepared to offer the cash in full, preferring a player plus cash deal, something Palace would be open to.

Tottenham meanwhile have little to offer in terms of players, meaning they would have to smash their transfer record to land Zaha, a deal Palace would prefer.