Darren Ambrose has told Wilfried Zaha he can fulfil his ambitions at Crystal Palace.

Ivory Coast teenager Zaha was the subject of a deadline-day bid from Bolton Wanderers, while Newcastle United have held a long-term interest.

Eagles ace Ambrose said: "Wilfried is a fantastic prospect.

"Every day in training he does something special which you don't see many players do. He has a fantastic future ahead of him but I hope he's not in the Premier League too soon.

"It happened to me when I left Ipswich for Newcastle and it's difficult to turn down when top clubs come calling. However, it wouldn't do him any harm to develop his game more at Palace."