West Ham are currently in the driving seat to sign Wilfried Zaha this summer, according to the bookmakers.

The club have been linked with the former Crystal Palace star for a number of months now, and are now understood to be aiming to land the hitman from Galatasaray in the upcoming transfer window, although there is competition to land his signature

As has been reported on Gambling.com, Zaha has a host of suitors, including his former club Palace, however West Ham are considered the most likely destination at this stage.

The Hammers are the favourites in this market as things stand, with odds of 5/4.

A stumbling block for both them and other suitors could be Zaha’s wages, but Galatasaray would be guaranteed to make a profit on a player they picked up for free 12 months ago.

Zaha has already had two spells at boyhood club Crystal Palace and a third should not be ruled out, especially if Michael Olise ends up departing this summer.

However, Zaha may feel that returning to Selhurst Park so soon after leaving would represent a lateral step. Palace are nonetheless second-favourites at 6/4.

Aston Villa will qualify for the Champions League if they beat Crystal Palace on Sunday, or if Tottenham Hotspur fail to defeat either Manchester City or Sheffield United.

If they do get over the line, Unai Emery will need to add more strength in depth to his squad over the summer. Villa are listed at 3/1 to sign Zaha, who could slot in on the right, left or alongside Ollie Watkins up front.

Fulham have the option to extend Willian’s contract for another season, but the 35-year-old may end up departing this summer. That would leave the Cottagers in need of a new left-sided forward, the position that Zaha favours.

Fulham are listed at 4/1 to end up signing the former Crystal Palace man.

Newcastle, who could be about to appoint Palace’s sporting director Dougie Freedman, would be an interesting choice at 6/1.

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