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Conflicting Stories over Zaha Future

Wilfried Zaha’s future at Crystal Palace continues to be uncertain.

Prior to this weekend’s fixtures it appeared likely that the 26 year old would be likely to leave Selhurst Park in the summer, with his manager Roy Hodgson indicating that he had no power to veto any deal for the winger, and that the South London club were prepared to accept offers in the region of £80 million for the player.

Now there appears to have been a change of mind, publicly at least, with Hodgson now saying that he expects Zaha to still be at the club when Palace return after their summer break. Zaha still has four years left on his contract at Selhurst Park, having signed a new, improved deal at the club last August. 

Cynical observers may point out that, a more careful examination of Hodgson’s position is not as contradictory as it may seem. Palace will return for pre-season training in early July, allowing at least a month for any transfer deal to be concluded before the start of next season.

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