Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is giving little away on the future of in-demand winger Wilfried Zaha, who has become a target for a host of Premier League clubs.
Hodgson has distanced himself from the transfer saga, saying the player is dealing directly with the club's chairman.
Arsenal have been in for the pacy winger, but Palace's £80m valuation has put them off, paving way for Everton to also enter the race.
Chelsea have also reportedly joined the race, but their two-transfer ban will prove a huge stumbling block in their quest.
Speaking after Palace's 5-0 friendly win over Bristol City on Saturday, Hodgson told Sky Sports:
"He's dealing with the chairman at the moment. The chairman's his link, they get on very well and know each other very well,"
"Most of what's going on with Wilfried is going on between him and the chairman and I can't enlighten you at all. I know what you know. I know it through reading on your websites or in newspapers,"
Hodgson is expecting the Ivory Coast international back in camp this coming week, even as the transfer saga rumbles on.
The Gunners though have been forced to look elsewhere, with reports indicating they are now favourites to land Zaha's national teammate Nicolas Pepe.
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