Roy Hodgson has appealed to Crystal Palace to not sell Yohan Cabaye in the January transfer window.

The France international has just six months left on his current deal, and can leave for free in the summer if he isn’t sold in January.

Cabaye will also be able to talk to overseas clubs about signing a pre-contract deal in January to then join his new club at the start of next season.

However, the former England manager Hodgson has been impressed with the 31-year old midfielder since taking charge at Selhurst Park in September, and wants him to remain with the Eagles beyond the winter window.

Hodgson said;

If you say to me would I like Yohan Cabaye to keep working here with me, then of course the answer is ‘Yes’.

I’m a big admirer of his and he’s doing a fantastic job.

His situation with the club will be discussed with sporting director Dougie Freedman and the chairman, then they’ll bring me in on the discussion.

Cabaye has been with Palace since 2015, when the Eagles signed him from Paris Saint-Germain for a then club record, but undisclosed, transfer fee.

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