The Ivory Coast star was unable to complete a move to either Arsenal and Everton because they were unable to meet Place’s E80 valuation of the 26-year-old.
Roy Hodgson wants Wilfred Zaha to focus on Crystal palace’s season but admits he cannot rule out a bid coming in from Europe for the winger.
he Ivory Coast international handed in a transfer request before the deadline, but Arsenal and Everton were unable to meet Palace’s £80m valuation of the 26-year-old.
However, with the window open across Europe until September 2, Hodgson conceded Zaha was not certain to stay after confirming he was ready to start Palace’s match at Sheffield United on Sunday, Matt Le Tissier and Alan Smith believe Crystal Palace must keep Wilfried Zaha to preserve their Premier League status “There’s not too much point worrying about it, if you ask me would I welcome it the answer is no,” said Hodgson.
“I would rather that he gets his head down and commits himself to the season that we’ve got in front of us and commits himself to help me, the coaching staff and the players into having another season that we can regard as a good one. That’s what I would like.
“You can never rule out the possibility that it might happen because the transfer window in Europe is still open until the end of the month. It’s not something I’m going to worry about because it’s something that I cannot affect.
Hodgson also confirmed Jeffrey Schlupp is back in contention for Sunday, but James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho remain out.