Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has clarified comments he posted on social media which seemed to suggest he was ready to leave the south London club for pastures new.
Ivory Coast international Zaha has been attracting interest from both Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea over a £70million summer switch, while he is belived to have rejected Palaces latest offer of an improved contract.
He sent fans into meltdown early on Friday in a post on his Instagram story, writing: Today is the day I make a change with everything.
Having also removed Crystal Palace from his Instagram bio, fans were convinced that Zaha had decided to push for a move – but he has now played down that fear and says his comments were unrelated to football.
He wrote: Lets get this crystal clear, nothing I put on snap is to do with football.
If I do put something up about football I make sure everyone knows its football Im talking about!
Zaha enjoyed an excellent campaign for Palace last season, particularly thriving under Roy Hodgson, and has attracted interest from some of the Premier Leagues biggest sides.
Chelsea are believed to see Zaha as the ideal mix of power and technique to supplement Maurizio Sarris frontline – particularly if Eden Hazard leaves – while Spurs boss Mauricio Sarri is a long-time admirer.
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