Crystal Palace to listen to offers for Wilfried Zaha with Everton preparing bid

Crystal Palace are set to listen to offers for Wilfried Zaha this summer.

The talented 27-year-old – who has three years left on his contract – is available at the right price with the Eagles privately prepared to grant his wish of playing at a higher level.

Everton are still interested after having two bids rejected last year and are expected to re-enter the bidding this time around. Boss Carlo Ancelotti is a big admirer.

A number of rival clubs are also set to return to the table after Palace boss Roy Hodgson confirmed on Sunday that he is resigned to losing his prize asset.

Hodgson said on Sunday: "It's obviously affected him because his form in the last few weeks has really been quite poor considering what he is capable of doing.

"It's a dilemma for the club and a dilemma for him if he is so set on leaving. If he feels he just does not want to be with us any more, that would be sad.

"We still like him very much; we can't make him like us. This is a situation that only he and the club can sort out. I don't have an answer."

Zaha joined the club as a youngster, coming through their academy. After making his debut in 2010, he has been pivotal, across two spells, in helping the Eagles into the Premier League and keeping them there.

He left to join Manchester United in 2013 before returning to Selhurst Park in 2014, initially on loan.

He scored 10 league goals during the 2018-19 campaign and managed four this season.

Palace have yet to receive any formal offers for him but they have lowered their sights after telling clubs last summer that they would only accept a staggering £100million for their prize asset.

They are well aware that the Coronavirus pandemic will affect prices and Everton refused to meet that monster valuation last year, even with players such as midfielder James McCarthy and Turkey striker cent Tosun thrown in.

Toffees’ director of football Marcel Brands later described Palace’s demands as ‘unrealistic’.

It led to Zaha submitting a transfer request but matters are expected to be far less acrimonious this time around.

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