AC MILAN are chasing Wilfried Zaha in January and believe the Crystal Palace star can fire them to a first title in ten years.
The Italian giants, currently top of Serie A, are looking to add more firepower as they bid to win a first Scudetto since 2010-11.
Zaha, 28, has impressed in a central role for the Eagles this season and is on course for his best ever goalscoring campaign.
He already has eight goals and two assists in just 14 matches – his previous best being the ten he scored in 2018-19.
His latest goal came in the 1-1 draw with Leicester thanks to a brilliant volleyed finish.
Milan see Zaha as a great addition to a squad that could potentially end Juventus' nine-year supremacy in Serie A.
The Rossoneri are said to have been impressed with his switch to the centre and his goal record, especially given the relative lack of service he has received.
Christian Benteke, on three, is the only other Palace player with more than one Premier League goal this season, although Eberechi Eze has starred since arriving.
They are not concerned with his age, instead seeing a player in his prime and ready to contribute immediately.
AC Milan view Ivory Coast international Zaha as the missing piece of the puzzle, but while interest from the Italian club is strong, any potential deal is in its very early stages.
Zaha has been linked with a move away from Selhurst Park for more than 18 months.
He saw Crystal Palace reject a bid for him from Everton in August 2019, while Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham continue to be linked.
However, Palace have always maintained it will take a huge offer to convince them to part ways – especially with his contract running until June 2023.
Roy Hodgson will also be desperate not to lose his main man in January, with his side slipping down the table after a bright start.
Hodgson talked up Zaha last week, saying the former Manchester United man is now in his prime.
He said: "Zaha's constantly evolving. He's more and more aware about the need to bring end product to his game.
"He's always been a good assister, in terms of providing penalties and assists for goals.
"He's working very hard now to make certain he chips in with goals of his own, and that's clearly shown by the fact he's our top goalscorer this season, and he's done pretty well even in the general goalscoring table.
"I think that he's becoming more and more aware of what's required from him and how he can best use his skills for the team's benefit.
"And I think that's something that you would expect from someone who is now probably in his best footballing years."
After he won a fans' vote to be named Crystal Palace's player of 2020, Hodgson added: "He's 28, which is really the time players should be producing their best football and I'm pleased for Wilf that the fans have seen it that way to vote him their player of the season."
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