Steve Parish suggests Wilfried Zaha will not be sold

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring their second goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park on November 18, 2017 in London,...

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have been linked with Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace ahead of the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at Amex Stadium on November 28, 2017 in Brighton, England.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has told BBC Sport that Wilfried Zaha will not leave the club in the January transfer window.

According to The Sun, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Zaha.

The British tabloid has claimed that the Gunners are preparing a £35 million bid for the Ivory Coast international winger.

Palace chairman Parish, though, has made it clear that there is no plan to sell the 25-year-old former Manchester United winger in the middle of the season.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Stoke City at...

“That’s out of the question [him leaving],” Parish told BBC Sport about the future of Zaha. "We need to keep going, make sure we get as high as we can up this league.

"Working with Wilf and having Wilf around the club is fantastic. He cares so much about this club.

"He's a joy to work with for every manager, and obviously he makes a big difference to us on the pitch."

Stoke City's Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer (L) vies with Crystal Palace's Ivorian striker Wilfried Zaha during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Stoke...

Zaha is playing well at the moment and is a key player for Palace, who are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

It would make no sense whatsoever for the Eagles to sell such an important player in the middle of the season, even if they are offered £35m in transfer fees.

After all, there is more at stake than £35m, precise staying in the Premier League and the future of Palace.

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