Crystal Palace have potentially received a big boost in their attempts to keep hold of Wilfried Zaha following Fulham’s capture of Andre Schurrle.

What’s the word?

On Wednesday evening, Fulham announced the arrival of former Chelsea winger Schurrle on loan from Borussia Dortmund.

The German World Cup winner, who won the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge, has agreed to play for the Cottagers for the next two years.

Last week, it was reported by Bild that Dortmund were considering a deal with Palace for Schurrle – valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt – that would see Zaha move the other way.

The Ivory Coast international has been linked with an exit from Selhurst Park this summer, but it seems that one potential move has been scuppered.

Will Zaha stay?

Palace fans can breathe a sigh of relief following Schurrle’s switch to Craven Cottage, but Zaha’s position remains uncertain.

According to the London Evening Standard, the 25-year-old has expressed a desire to leave the Eagles.

It is believed that Zaha wants to play Champions League football, which opens the door for a potential switch to long-time admirers Tottenham Hotspur.

Losing the winger would be a huge blow to Palace given that the team did not pick up a single point last season when he didn’t play.

Right now, fans can be relaxed about a possible swoop from Dortmund, but Zaha’s future is far from resolved.

Danielle Joynson