Date: 20th December 2017 at 3:30pm
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Crystal Palace will turn down all offers for Wilfried Zaha in the January transfer window, according to the Evening Standard journalist Giuseppe Muro.

The Mirror have reported that Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City would all be interested in signing the 25 year old next month, but the Eagles see the winger as an integral part of their plans.

Zaha has been employed mostly up front this campaign, and has been Palace’s main supply of goals with four in 12 league appearances. It is believed the club’s manager Roy Hodgson would see the sale of the Ivorian international as extremely detrimental to the Eagles’ survival chances in the Premier League.

Despite the Mirror‘s report that the Blues are interested in Zaha, the Evening Standard reporter Simon Johnson believes the club’s attentions are elsewhere with Monaco’s Thomas Lemar and Everton’s Ross Barkley’s being the club’s two main targets in January. As Lemar plays in a similar position to Zaha, it seems Chelsea would likely have to choose between making a bid for the Frenchman or pursuing the Crystal Palace man.