Roy Hodgson refuses to guarantee that Wilfried Zaha will remain a Crystal Palace player by the end of the January transfer window.
Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly in competition to sign a player valued at £40million and who has been influential in the Eagles’ recent climb out of the Premier League relegation zone.
“I don’t think that as a manager you can ever give guarantees on anything,” Palace boss Hodgson said.
“It’s a great credit to the club and Will Zaha that if there are rumours circulating that there are so called bigger clubs looking at him and maybe thinking of making a bid, we should be pleased about that because it means he’s playing well.”
“That’s the way we are looking at it and if the day comes that when one of those rumours becomes the truth and there’s a concrete situation, I will come to terms with it at that moment in time.
“If you ask if I want him to stay, then like the rest of Crystal Palace supporters of course I do. I’m happy to let the rumours abound. He’s helping us win games and I’ve no doubt that will continue until the day when he can no longer do it for us. Like most Crystal Palace fans, I hope that’s a long way off.”