Palace boss denies Zaha wants move

[/media-credit] Chelsea have been linked with Wilfried Zaha

Roy Hodgson has told Talksport there is no truth in reports that Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he wants to leave.

It follows reports that the Eagles winger is keen on a move to Chelsea. Zaha has also been linked with Tottenham.

“I spoke to Wilf yesterday and he certainly gave me no indication it was true about wanting to quit the club,” said Palace manager Hodgson.

“In fact we were talking about how good our new signings were and how they would help us.

“The thing with Wilf is very simple: he’s very much an integral part of our plans. He’s very much an integral part of Crystal Palace Football Club.

“So my hope, and my plan absolutely, is that he will stay. I’ll let the speculation continue and I will continue happy to work with him.”

Zaha is among a host of players Chelsea have been linked with this summer.