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Roy Hodgson confirms Zaha wants to part with Palace

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Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson concedes the club will face an uphill task of keeping Wilfried Zaha against his will this summer.

Zaha has been pushing for a move away from Selhurst Park for over a year now as he looks to win a silverware, which is something Crystal Palace can’t offer him at the moment.

The 27-year-old has become one of the most highly sought-after wingers in the Premier League since leaving Manchester United for Palace in 2015.

Known for his blistering pace and lightning-quick feet, Zaha is a type of player many Premier League managers would like to be able to coach.

Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham all harbor a long-standing interest in former Red Devils flop, although it’s to be seen whether they still want to pursue this deal.

The ‘Eagles’ have already thrown down the challenge for potential suitors to meet their staggering asking price in excess of £80million.

Indeed, Arsenal seemed close to bringing Zaha to the Emirates last summer.

The Gunners eventually put brakes on the deal after being priced out of a move by Palace’s excessive demands.

However, Mikel Arteta’s side may take another try now that Roy Hodgson revealed Zaha’s desire to part ways in the summer.

“Wilf has made it clear ever since I came to the club, really, that he would like to move on and find some pastures new. But of course, he is a very valuable player, and the club realizes his value,” he said, as quoted by Evening Standard.

“Everything will depend on what sort of offers the club receives for him [Zaha]. Or maybe we satisfy his wishes and allow him to go after giving good service to the club for a period of time.

“Quite frankly, I have no answer… it will be a matter of seeing what transpires.”