Palace planning for Zaha stay

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is optimistic regarding the club's chances of keeping Wilfried Zaha until the summer.

Last Updated: 03/01/13 at 15:21 Post Comment

Wilfried Zaha: Continues to generate plenty of transfer speculation

Wilfried Zaha: Continues to generate plenty of transfer speculation

Sky Sports revealed on Wednesday that Premier League table-toppers Manchester United have expressed an interest in acquiring the highly-rated forward.

A January approach is said to be on the cards, with the Red Devils eager to add another player of considerable potential to their ranks.

Palace are aware of the reports, and the incessant rounds of speculation regarding their talented 20-year-old, but Parish insists they will only sell if big money is put on the table.

He told talkSPORT: "Right now we're concentrating on trying to get out of this league and the best way of doing that is adding to what we've got, not losing players.

"I think he will be a Palace player until the summer. He has said himself that he really wants to help us get promoted. You can see on the pitch how hard he is trying to achieve that.

"I think he will be a Palace player until the summer and then we will look at it. Obviously, we will look at anything that anybody offers us because we will be mad not to.

"If we feel we can move the club forward from doing certain things, then we will. So, never say never. But right now we are focused on trying to keep everyone in the squad."

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nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

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like the list and Ozil in particular does seem under appreciated when you look at his stats (an odd thing considering his fee or maybe because of it). Palace have a few and I've always thought Dwight Gayle at Palace was under rated, certainly when you look at his goals per game ratio. You can probably also add Ryan Bertrand at Saints who should be in the England team in my view.

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ew Shaun Wright Phillips, there I've said it. If any club offers stupid money we'd be stupid to say no, he's not a potential worldie by any stretch and I feel that after a few years warming the bench at city or Chelsea he'll be back at QPR smoking sheesha pipes under Harry Redknapp.

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