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I have no plans to leave Crystal Palace, says Wilfried Zaha

I have no plans to leave Crystal Palace, says Wilfried Zaha

Manchester City are closing in on a £50million deal for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to reports.

The Eagles have given each of the Premier League big boys an almighty scare this season, beating the Blues, drawing champions Manchester City, and narrowly losing to Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, and Manchester United by just the lone goal.

The 25-year-old said last week that he can't see himself leaving Palace this window but isn't ruling out a return to one of the top six clubs at some point in the future.

Hodgson still has a soft spot for West Brom, and he says it will be hard on Sunday for himself and former Baggies favourites and current Palace backroom staff Steven Reid and Dean Kiely.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has said he expects to have Wilfried Zaha in his squad for next season.

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Crystal Palace signed off from an impressive Premier League campaign in a buoyant mood with a 2-0 win over West Brom on Sunday.

They were frustrated for long periods of the game by the already-relegated Baggies who suffered a first defeat under their caretaker manager Darren Moore. And made it pretty clear the recipe for success in our opinion - that's me, Ray [Lewington, his No 2] and young Steven Reid [his assistant] - was going to happen on the training field. "Wilf knows exactly how we value him as a player and as a person because he's an important figure for us.", he added.

The Ivory Coast worldwide grew up in Croydon and has spent the majority of his career at Crystal Palace, with a two-year spell at Manchester United.

It took an additional month until Palace recorded their first league win and scored their first league goal.

Palace (10-11-16) began the season with seven pointless and goalless matches to leave themselves written off as guaranteed relegation fodder.