Wilfried Zaha devastated at not getting Everton transfer on deadline day as Roy Hodgson acknowledges he wanted to leave Crystal Palace

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Wilfried Zaha has been left devastated at not getting his move to Everton on transfer deadline day.

The winger put in a transfer request in an attempt to force through a Selhurst Park exit.

Wilfried Zaha is annoyed with the Crystal Palace hierarchy

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Wilfried Zaha is annoyed with the Crystal Palace hierarchy

The Telegraph report Everton had a £52million bid rejected by Palace chiefs, before the Toffees suggested an improved £55million offer plus striker Cenk Tosun.

But that bid was once again rebuffed by the Eagles.

Palace value Zaha at around £100million, however, it is believed the club would have accepted £80million.

Ahead of Palace’s opening-day clash with Everton this weekend, Zaha did not train with the first-team on Thursday.

Everton boss Marco Silva wanted to sign Wilfried Zaha

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Everton boss Marco Silva wanted to sign Wilfried Zaha

The Ivory Coast ace worked on his own in the gym before leaving the training ground early.

Everton completed the £40million signing of Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi after they had given up in their pursuit of Zaha.

The Gunners were also interested in signing Zaha earlier this summer, but had a modest £40million bid rejected.

Subsequently, Arsenal brought in winger Nicolas Pepe for a club-record £72million fee, which led to Iwobi’s departure.

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Zaha could still leave Palace in the forthcoming weeks with the transfer window remaining open for major European leagues.

The 26-year-old, who has four years left on his £130,000-a-week Eagles deal, has expressed a desire to play abroad in the past.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson admitted Zaha wanted to quit the club on Thursday.

He said: “He’s staying, absolutely, and we’re pleased about that.


Zaha looked glum on transfer deadline day – not even a trip to a pizza restaurant could cheer him up!

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Zaha looked glum on transfer deadline day – not even a trip to a pizza restaurant could cheer him up!

“It’s well documented that he wanted to leave. It hasn’t worked out for him in that respect.

“But now, I am looking forward to seeing him do this season what he has done for us in the past few seasons.

“His beef is with the chairman and the owners because he wanted to leave and they didn’t receive an acceptable offer, but when you sign long-term contracts then you have to accept this kind of thing and come to terms with that.”

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