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Crystal Palace confident of Zaha return as attacker ponders offers

Crystal Palace are confident they can re-sign attacker Wilfried Zaha after his contract with the club expired this summer.

According to the Evening Standard, the Eagles believe they can beat Lazio, Fenerbahce and Al-Nassr to the 30-year-old’s signature.

Saudi Pro League club Al-Ettifaq have also been linked with Zaha, with manager Steven Gerrard desperate to improve his squad.

Zaha is still weighing up his offers ahead of next season. He hopes to attract one of Europe’s powerhouses or a top-six Premier League club.

However, Palace believe they are still in the driving seat to secure his signature because none of those clubs have come forward.

Zaha is reportedly reluctant to take his young family to Saudi Arabia despite the massive salary he could earn.

The Ivory Coast international has been offered £200,00 per week by Palace, but he is keen to see the club show some ambition in the transfer market.

Palace have sorted one of the most crucial issues for next season, with veteran manager Roy Hodgson remaining in charge of the club.

He returned to Selhurst Park last season, replacing underperformer Patrick Vieira in the dugout before guiding the club to safety.

The Eagles must now focus on adding quality to their squad this summer. They have only signed Jefferson Lerma but will likely make more moves.

They must avoid losing quality players, with Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain eyeing a move for Cheick Doucoure.

He has caught the eye of Liverpool, who are looking for a Fabinho replacement, while PSG need midfield reinforcements.

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