WILFRIED ZAHA will be staying at Crystal Palace — even if there is a late bid from a Premier League rival.
But Palace claim he will not be leaving before Monday’s 11pm deadline.
Eagles boss Roy Hodgson said: “Well, I’ve been told and Wilf has had it made clear to him that we aren’t interested in late bids.
“If it was going to happen, it would need to happen in a timeframe which would give us a chance to see what we’d do with the money.
“So close to the end of the transfer window, I’d rather hope that certainly isn’t going to happen now.”
Zaha has always felt a sense of unfinished business at a major side because his spell at Manchester United in 2013-15 was a total disaster.
Zaha has proved to be a fine Premier League player. Many fans would love him in their team and it is hardly a surprise the lad from south London is adored by Palace’s supporters.
But Zaha is no longer some fresh-faced talent with a long career ahead.
He is nearly 28, and earns an eye-watering £130,000-a-week.
Also, no clubs are currently willing to meet the current asking price of £45million, particularly considering the way football’s finances have been ripped to pieces by the coronavirus crisis.
As a result, so far this summer, there has been no firm interest for the former England winger who now plays for the Ivory Coast.