Football: In-demand Wilfried Zaha puts January transfer rumours to bed

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park Stadium in London, Britain, on Dec 28, 2017.
Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park Stadium in London, Britain, on Dec 28, 2017. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

(REUTERS) - Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has said he has no intention of leaving the London club in the January transfer window, dampening the hopes of potential suitors in the Premier League.

Zaha has had a productive season with 17th-placed Palace, scoring four league goals and providing an assist while adding energy and dynamism to their attack.

According to British media reports, the Ivory Coast international, who had an unsuccessful spell at Manchester United, has come under the radar of Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.

When asked if he was staying at Palace following their goalless draw with league leaders City, Zaha told BBC Sport: "Yep, I am."

Palace boss Roy Hodgson said last week he could not guarantee that Zaha would stay beyond the January transfer window but British media reports said the former England manager had been assured by the owners and chairman Steve Parish that no deal to sell him would take place.