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Wilfried Zaha

Zaha set for Palace stay

Wilfried Zaha will not be allowed to leave Crystal Palace before the transfer window slams shut at 5pm on Thursday.

Zaha has been heavily linked with a move away from Selhurst Park throughout the summer, with Arsenal and Everton seeing bids rejected for the 26-year-old.

The Ivory Coast international handed in a transfer request at the club with the deadline approaching, whilst he is also believed to have missed training today amid the interest from Everton.

The Merseyside club saw a bid of £70m plus players bid rejected by Palace, who have now informed Sky Sports that their business is complete and there will be no further activity at the club.

Zaha is believed to disillusioned with Palace’s reluctance to allow him to leave, having informed the club of his ambition to play European football.

The forward’s preference was for a move to boyhood club Arsenal, however Palace’s hefty valuation of the player saw the North London side turn their attention to international teammate Nicolas Pepe who arrived at the Emirates in a £72m deal.

Marco Silva’s Everton are the side to have shown the strongest interest in Zaha, and despite a lack of European football the player is believed to be willing to move to Goodison Park following the Toffees ambitious foray into the transfer market this summer.