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Man City boss Pep Guardiola steps up chase for £50m Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha

Ivory Coast winger has played a huge role in keeping the Eagles up and Roy Hodgson is desperate to keep him

Manchester City are stepping up their £50million pursuit of Wilfried Zaha, according to reports.

The newly-crowned champions have been scouting the Crystal Palace ace, who has fired Roy Hodgson’s side into the top half.

Wilfried Zaha has been in superb form – netting five in his last six

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Wilfried Zaha has been in superb form – netting five in his last six

And Sky Sports claims City have asked to be kept informed of any developments if the Ivory Coast winger decides to leave this summer.


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Zaha, 25, has scored in five of his last six games and looks to finally be fulfilling his potential after flopping at Manchester United.

But he insists interested parties are barking up the wrong tree as he is happy at Selhurst Park.

After the final day win over West Brom, Zaha said: “I have no plans on leaving.

Wilfried Zaha was named player of the month for April

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Wilfried Zaha was named player of the month for April

Roy Hodgson is determined not to lose his talisman this summer

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Roy Hodgson is determined not to lose his talisman this summer

“I’m enjoying my football, you can see how much I’m enjoying it.

“This is my home and there’s no reason for me to leave.”

Zaha signed a five-year Palace deal last summer and boss Hodgson is not planning to lose his key man.


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The former England chief said: “Wilf knows exactly how we value him as a player and as a person because he’s an important figure for us.

Pep Guardiola is starting to get the best out of raw talent Raheem Sterling and may fancy doing the same with Wilfried Zaha

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Pep Guardiola is starting to get the best out of raw talent Raheem Sterling and may fancy doing the same with Wilfried Zaha

“He has a long-term contract and is one of our best-paid players, and the last thing on anyone’s mind here is letting him go.

“As far as I’m concerned, until a day comes where an offer is made that the club accepts, that speculation can wash over my head.”


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