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Hodgson in the dark over Zaha future at Palace

Manager claims he's not involved in transfer talks

Huddersfield Town v Crystal Palace - Premier League Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has made a very interesting admission about the future of Eagles' talisman Wilfried Zaha, saying that he's unaware of the status of the forward.

Sky Sports are reporting that in his comments to the media yesterday he claimed no knowledge of what was going on behind the scenes.

“He’s dealing with the chairman at the moment.

“The chairman’s his link, they get on very well and know each other very well.

“Most of what’s going on with Wilfried is going on between him and the chairman and I can’t enlighten you at all.

“I know what you know. I know it through reading on your websites or in newspapers.”

When asked specifically if Everton had made a bid for Zaha, Hodgson added -

>“I don't know."

The 26-year-old had previously indicated that he wanted to play in the Champions League, while his brother had told the media that a transfer to his boyhood club Arsenal would be a dream move.

The Gunners' £40 million bid earlier in the summer was rebuffed and they instead chose to go for Nicolas Pepe.

Meanwhile Chelsea have also been linked, but with their two-window transfer ban, a delayed move was proposed.

Palace don't need to sell Zaha who has three years left to run on his contract, having already made the huge sale of Aaron Wan-Bissaka for £50m earlier.

However Everton are rumoured to be offering Cenk Tosun, James McCarthy and possibly £60m to make this happen, which appears to be a gross over-payment on the part of the Blues but is the Everton Board's decision to make.