Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has said the Eagles must stop flirting with relegation as it could eventually prove costly for the club.
The former England boss came in after
“The way our club’s evolved, the wage bill is quite high," he claimed. "A lot of the players are earning decent money, so I don’t know that it’s going to be that easy for clubs to come in and take him away in the sense of - ‘blimey, if I go there I can get my wage doubled or troubled,’ which does happen with some players.
“He’s moved beyond that. He’s being paid what he deserves for a club like ours. The clubs in our ballpark wouldn’t be able to tempt him away with more money, that’s for sure.
"Once again you’re talking about the really big money clubs who can attract anyone in the world - then it will be up to Wilf [Zaha] to decide how he weighs that up, against playing somewhere where’s he very comfortable, and is respected, in a decent team playing the right sort of football, which suits him, vis-a-vis taking a chance and going to one of these other clubs.
“I know Crystal Palace will do everything in our power to thwart any moves. We certainly don’t want to sell him or need to sell him."