Chelsea should offer Olivier Giroud and cash to Crystal Palace for Wilfried Zaha, the club might be willing to do business, according to John Salako.
Zaha is linked to Chelsea again ahead of the January transfer window, and the London club can now sign after the recent lifting of their ban.
However, because of his £80 million price tag, the transfer is looking unlikely, but Salako believes a deal involving Giroud could make the deal less complicated.
His words, “I honestly don’t think Wilf will go to Chelsea.
“[Callum] Hudson-Odoi has come back, and I don’t think they’ll want to hinder his development. But Willian and Pedro are getting on a bit, and maybe they’ll want someone to add to that.
“They could do a great little swap, though. Palace have got their eyes on Giroud, and that would be fantastic – Giroud plus money!
“If Palace get the right offer, they could be tempted.
“Wilfred definitely has the ability [for Chelsea], and no Palace fan can begrudge him if he wants that move.”
“I think he would be fantastic over there [at Chelsea ].
“I don’t want Palace to lose him, but in reality he is going to have to go.
“I would love to see him in that sort of team.
“I don’t want to upset them [Palace fans], but I am only looking and I think he is improving all the time. I see that end product from him, and I just love him.
“He is one of my favourite players ever because I’ve never seen anyone do what he can do.”