Chelsea will launch an £80million bid for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in January if they can get their transfer ban overturned.

Frank Lampard has faced a testing start to his managerial career at Stamford Bridge, prevented from adding to the squad he inherited from Maurizio Sarri and opting to sell his most experienced defender in David Luiz to Arsenal on deadline day with the Brazilian said to have become a disruptive influence.

According to the Sun, Chelsea are confident they can overturn the punishment they received from FIFA and will look to prise Zaha from Selhurst Park come the turn of the year.

The 26-year-old was coveted by Arsenal earlier this summer but the Gunners failed to tempt Palace with a £40m bid and subsequently turned their attentions to Nicolas Pepe, who ultimately cost a club-record £72m.