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Parish says Zaha isn’t for sale

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is insisting that star winger Wilfried Zaha isn’t for sale, and will stay at Selhurst Park despite asking for a move.

Zaha, 23, has been impressive for the Eagles after rejoining the club in 2014 after a brief stint at Manchester United. Last season he made 34 league appearances, and scored twice. Parish revealed that Tottenham Hotspur had put in a bid of £12 million that was rejected.

“We had a bid from Spurs but £12 million – it’s ridiculous. I can’t imagine that they’re serious,” Parish said.

“There’s no chance whatsoever of Wilfried Zaha leaving the club in this transfer window. I can absolutely reassure every Palace fan he is an integral part of our plans.

“We’ve told Spurs that there is really no point bidding for him because he is going nowhere – 100 percent guaranteed.

“It’s not right really that players get their heads turned. I was told that the manager there thinks he’s the next Ronaldo. Well I’d like to get the next Ronaldo for £12 million.

“We need to convince Wilfried that Palace is the right place for him and that he can succeed here.

“I haven’t spoken to the player. The manager and the player might have had a conversation but I’m chairman of the football club.

“I decide who leaves and he’s not leaving. He’ll have to get his head around that.”

Zaha, who has four years left on his contract, has started both games for Palace to start the new season.

Parish says Zaha isn’t for sale

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