Crystal Palace Boss Roy Hodgson Reveals Wilfried Zaha Has Given ‘No Indication He Wants To Quit’

Roy Hodgson revealed Wilfried Zaha has given no indication that he wants to quit Crystal Palace.

Chelsea saw a bid rejected of £30million plus Danny Drinkwater for the winger and Tottenham are also keen on him.

Spurs believe they could land him for £45m plus £15m in add-ons and a massive sell-on clause.

But Hodgson says he knows nothing about a report claiming Zaha has told team-mates he wants to leave for Chelsea.

The Eagles boss told talkSPORT: “I spoke to Wilf yesterday and he certainly gave me no indication it was true about wanting to quit the club.

“In fact, we were talking about how good the new signings were and how they would help us.

“The thing with Wilf is very simple. He’s very much an integral part of our plans.

“He’s very much an integral part of Crystal Palace Football Club.

“Everyone likes him. Everyone admires him, he knows that and I think he likes and respects the club as well.

“So, my hope and my plan absolutely is that he will stay.  I’ll let the speculation continue and I will continue happy to work with him.

“He’s a top class player and I’m sure there are many clubs, not only in England but in the rest of the world, who would like to have him.

“But, as I say, he is contracted to us and he is our player and we have every intention of him continuing to be our player, at least while his contract with us.”

Hodgson also confirmed that he would like to bring Ruben Loftus-Cheek back to Selhurt Park if Chelsea allow him another season away.

He added: “If he was available on loan we would be knocking their door down to get him.”


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