Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed the club will not sell Wilfried Zaha to anybody this summer, with club's abroad still able to make additions to their squads.
The English transfer window closed on Thursday August 8, with Zaha's future one of the main talking points of the summer as he tried to engineer a move away from south London in search of European football.
The Ivory Coast international went as far as handing in a transfer request at Selhurst Park in order to force a move away, amid strong interest from top-flight duo Everton and Arsenal - but the Eagles held firm on their £80m valuation.
"Yes, he's staying. We're pleased about that because he is an important player for the club and we are looking forward to him doing this season, what he's done for the last two seasons.
Hodgson was speaking prior to Palace's opening day 0-0 draw with, ironically, Everton; a game that Zaha featured in as a second half substitute. After the match (via the Evening Standard), the 72-year-old again spoke about his future - and rubbished the notion that he is concerned about losing him in January.
"I don't worry about January, it's August for goodness sake," Hodgson said. "I don't even know what we're doing in September! I don't give January a thought. I'll worry about January on December 31.
"We have options and if we show the same determination. It was a proper Crystal Palace performance. We did not allow the odds to damage our chances in this game."
Source : 90min