Crystal Palace plan to reject any offers for Wilfried Zaha in the winter window, with Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea reportedly all interested in the winger.
According to the Standard, Manchester City and Chelsea both joined Arsenal in the race for the 25-year-old this week, and Palace manager Roy Hodgson admitted that clubs could come in for him.
However, the South London side insist that Zaha is not for sale, as the tricky winger just too important to their hopes of survival. That should be pretty evident to anyone who has watched them play this season.
Palace lost six straight games in a row without scoring a goal when the Ivory Coast international was injured, but they have only lost two in 11 league games since his return.
The former Manchester United man has scored four goals and provided one assist this season. Arsenal’s interest is no surprise given Arsene Wenger is expecting Alexis Sanchez to leave within in the next seven months.
The Gunners might be disappointed to hear Palace aren’t willing to listen to offers, however. The Standard report that Manchester City were considering the dribble maestro as an alternative to Alexis, meaning they could put the pressure on if the former has been ruled out of a move.