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Hodgson responds to Zaha’s links with Milan and PSG

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Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has played down reports linking Wilfried Zaha with a move to either of AC Milan or PSG.

Roy Hodgson says he is not bothered with reports linking Zaha with an exit from Crystal Palace.

The Eagles’ boss has become accustomed to seeing exit rumors regarding the Ivorian in basically every transfer window.

Arsenal and Everton were the two sides linked to Zaha in the summer of 2019 but the winger eventually stayed put at Crystal Palace.

With the January window open, the usual exit rumors have come to light once again regarding the 28-year-old.

Zaha has impressed this term with eight league goals to his name from 14 means. That tally means he has doubled his goal record from last season.

AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain are the latest clubs to be linked with a move for the former Manchester United man.

However, Hodgson says he is unfazed by the rumors and remains confident any links whatsoever would not affect the player’s performances on the pitch.

“These days I tend to let those concerns just disappear, as they often do” Hodgson said as quoted by The Independent.

“Wilf’s good, there is no doubt about that. It does not surprise me that there would be clubs out there that would like to sign him, but a lot of things have to be in place before a player leaves a club and joins a new one.”

“I’m just happy at the moment that Wilf is playing as he is, showing the discipline, concentration and passion for football and the club that’s he been showing.”

“And I just work on the basis that until I’m given a reason otherwise I should expect that to keep going.”

Zaha will fancy his chances at adding to his goal tally when Crystal Palace welcome a struggling Sheffield United side to Selhurst Park on Saturday.

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