Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is prepared for interest in standout Palace performer Wilfried Zaha in January, the Evening Standard report.

Zaha, 25, signed a new five-year deal with Palace in the summer, however, new boss Hodgson expects the club to be receiving some interest in the Ivory Coast international during the upcoming window.

The forward has been in impressive form since returning from a knee injury last month, scoring three goals in five games, including the winner against champions Chelsea in the Eagles’ only league win to date.

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has had a long-term interest in the player before he signed that new deal, however, with Fernando Llorente not firing for Spurs as Harry Kane’s back up, Pochettino may look at Zaha again in January.

When asked about the future of Zaha ahead of Palace’s crucial home game against Stoke this weekend, Hodgson said:

He is an obvious name but there are other players, too. We have to be prepared for that. If offers come along for players who are doing well for us that we are not particularly anxious to lose, decisions will have to be made by the club as to what offers are to be turned down and what offers are to be accepted.

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