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Palace keen to keep hold of Zaha

12th April 2019, 13:45 by Gareth Freeman

Chairman Steve Parish says Crystal Palace have to "match the ambitions" of Wilfried Zaha and other top players to keep hold of them.

Zaha has enjoyed another strong campaign for the Eagles, with eight goals in 33 appearances across all competitions, and he has been linked with a big-money summer move.

German heavyweights Borussia Dortmund have been linked with Zaha and former club Manchester United have also been credited with an interest.

Palace could command a fee in excess of £50million for the 26-year-old although Parish says they hope to keep hold of the forward, but he accepts the club have to show ambition if they are to retain their star names.

"There is so much said around our top players," he told the BBC.

"I could lay out probably a thousand articles from the last seven years about where Wilf is going to go and when he is going to go.

"Wilf is focused on between now and the end of the season. Clubs have to match the ambitions of the players. We have to move this club forward.

"It isn't just supporters that get excited by things improving, it is the people within the club, the staff, the players obviously included."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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