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Crystal Palace chief Parish: Why we couldn't consider Zaha sale

Crystal Palace chief Steve Parish says they couldn't consider selling Wilfried Zaha to Tottenham after losing Yannick Bolasie to Everton.

The 23-year-old winger did not depart Selhurst Park during the summer transfer window despite Zaha telling manager Alan Pardew that he wanted to leave after Tottenham submitted a £12million bid for him.

Parish told The Times: “Losing Yannick Bolasie and Mile Jedinak was a big loss, but overall we had a positive market.

“We didn't score enough last year and with Loic Remy and Christian Benteke, we have bought goals. And keeping Wilfried Zaha was like a transfer for us. Selling him would have been a bridge too far."

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