Palace to resist Tottenham interest in Zaha – reports

Date published: Friday 30th December 2016 9:00

Crystal Palace will reject any offers for Wilfried Zaha from Tottenham during the January transfer window, according to reports.

Zaha has had a good season for Palace despite their failures in the league this campaign, contributing three goals and six assists in 17 Premier League matches.

The Ivory Coast international could potentially miss up to four Premier League games when he goes off to the African Cup of Nations with his country with the game against Swansea the last match before he joins up with the Ivorian squad.

However, according to The Guardian, his absence is unlikely to deter Tottenham from making an improved bid for Zaha after they had a £12million offer rejected in the summer.

Palace chairman Steve Parish is understood to not be interested in entertaining offers for the winger even with the new bid likely to be worth as much as £30million.

Parish has a close relationship with Zaha and is instead hoping to reach an agreement with the 24-year-old over a new long-term contract to remain at Selhurst Park.

The report continues by saying the offer of fresh terms would take Zaha up to wage parity with captain Scott Dann, who is said to earn £65,000-a-week.

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