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Holloway admits lack of control in Zaha future

Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried ZahaCrystal Palace manager Ian Holloway believes that there is little he can do to keep Wilfried Zaha at the club.

The attacker’s blistering start to the Championship season has alerted the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal, all of who are reported to be considering January bids.

Holloway is keen for the 20-year-old to stay with the Eagles, but confessed that the decision may not be his:

“Has anybody got any say in it?” He asked the Daily Mail.

“All we are trying to do is play a certain way, keep the lad playing a certain way and try to improve ourselves.

“That’s what the Palace fans want, it’s what the board want, it’s what I want and it’s what the boy wants.”

Manchester United are rumoured to be preparing a £10m bid in the coming weeks for Zaha, and are confident that they can lure him to Old Trafford.

Holloway suggested that if an acceptable bid is received, the club may be unable to keep him at Selhurst Park.

“If it happens am I in control? Probably not. Is my chairman in control? Probably not. We’ll look at the deals, say, if there are deals but why worry about something that hasn’t happened?

“I’m sure the directors, who saved the club with their money, will have a say about how much they might want if it happens – is there a deal where we get him back as well? Who knows?”

Despite playing in the second-tier of English football, Zaha was called up by Roy Hodgson for England’s friendly with Sweden in November.

It has been suggested that this was a measure taken by the FA to prevent him representing the Ivory Coast, his birth nation, however these claims were denied.

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