Zaha wants to join a bigger club and one with ambitions to play in European competition and ideally in the Champions League and believes he has done all he can at Palace and should be allowed to go.
The bond between club and player remains strong, with the Ivory Coast winger having made 285 appearances for Palace either side of a brief and unhappy stint at Manchester United since his debut more than nine years ago.
However, Zaha feels he is ready for the challenge of representing a leading club and explained in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mailin Aprilthat he has more to offer.
"I have to experience the Champions League". I just need the opportunity, that's it.
"I think we can offer, as a football club, a team which is competitive, isn't miles away from the top half of the table and a team that plays good football and can get results".
"For me to be better, to achieve what I know I am capable of, I have to aim to play at the very highest level, to win trophies". And I'll do the rest.
The Ivory Coast worldwide has previously spoken about his desire to play in the Champions League, though United's failure to qualify for next season's competition is not believed to be a stumbling block over a possible Old Trafford return.
Zaha was the last signing of the Sir Alex Ferguson era.
At this stage it is unclear what the interested parties are willing to start the bidding at for Zaha; although £100 million looks ambitious from a Palace point of view at this stage.
The 26-year-old has developed into one of the most exciting attackers in the Premier League over the past few years and he provided 10 goals and 5 assists to help Palace secure their top flight status for another year with a 13th placed finish this season. Despite playing mostly on the left flank, he also ranked fourth for touches in the opposition box - above Sergio Aguero and behind only Hazard, Raheem Sterling and Mohamed Salah.