Roy Hodgson dismisses reports Wilfried Zaha wants to leave Crystal Palace

Posted August 08, 2018

With Bolasie linked to a return to Palace, it will re-ignite those rumours that a host of clubs are looking to sign Wilfried Zaha, who has been linked with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea over the summer, with the latter the most likely to sign the Ivory Coast worldwide.

Crystal Palace are demanding £70m for Zaha, who has snubbed an improved contract at Selhurst Park.

The Chelsea power brokers will decide whether or not to pursue an 11th-hour move for Zaha.

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Zaha is interested in leaving Palace he had even submitted a transfer request but does not want to leave London, with Chelsea being his most preferred destination.

After a fantastic 2017/18 season for Crystal Palace, Wilfried Zaha is a man in demand.

Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic over the past few weeks, while a move for Manchester United's Anthony Martial has also been mooted.

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Crystal Palace will not consider an approach from Tottenham for Wilfried Zaha.

The Ivory Coast worldwide only penned a five-year contract with Palace last summer, but it has been suggested that the player is keen to secure a transfer to Chelsea.

Zaha scored nine times and has made three assists in 29 appearances in the Premier League in the 2017-18 season.

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Fresh off the back of a Community Shield defeat to Manchester City at Wembley and a pre-season penalty shoot-out defeat to Arsenal, Maurizio Sarri is conducting crunch transfer talks today to bring in fresh faces ahead of the deadline on Thursday.