Crystal Palace are likely to be in the midst of the relegation battle this season, and despite them being 6 points above the drop zone at the moment, it is something that can go down to the wire.
Roy Hodgson has done a decent job since taking over the club as manager, and will be eager to use the upcoming transfer window to ensure his side avoids the drop at the end of the campaign.
However, things could go horribly wrong, as Palace look desperate to keep hold of their big names, and Zaha is the biggest worry.
Their talismanic winger is reportedly linked with a number of clubs across the globe, and preventing him from leaving will be the biggest task of January for Roy Hodgson.
To add to the headache, rumours mentioned in the Daily Mail suggest that China is ready to splash the cash to reel in Zaha. A staggering figure of £11 million a year is what is assumed to be the massive magnet attracting the Ivory Coast international to Asia.
Super League side Dalian Yifang are ready to make Zaha one of the wealthiest players in the world, and if Palace’s plans and position do not improve soon, there is no denying that he would seriously consider accepting it.
If that amount was not enough, the side also promises £2.5m-a-year in bonuses, and will fund first-class travel that will allow him to return to the UK on a regular basis.
Zaha’s last transfer move to Manchester United was not the most successful, but with lower expectations, more money, and distance from the English media, this might not be the worst idea out there.