Crystal Palace saw the transfer window draw to a close on Thursday and Wilfried Zaha was still an Eagle.

Withstanding offers from Arsenal and Everton all summer, the Ivorian will remain out of Premier Leagues rivals clutches for now, although they may still have to fight off interest from overseas with their transfer windows closing towards the end of the month.

Despite submitting a transfer request to force a move, the club's hierarchy, including Chairman Steve Parish, refused to buckle to the players demands.

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“Yes, he’s staying, we are pleased about that, he’s an important player for the club,” the Palace boss told Sky Sports.

"Today he wasn’t really in the right frame of mind, so I sent him home which is understandable. Last day, transfer window.

“Everyone here has a good relationship with him. There’s not a problem with that. His beef is with the chairman and owners of the club because he’s wanted to leave and they haven’t received the offer that they think is sufficient to allow him to leave.

“He has to come to terms with that.

"When you sign long-term contracts you are expected to honour them.

"We expect him to do that.

“I don’t have any issues with him. Today wasn’t the right day so I’m looking forward to seeing him tomorrow and hopefully he’ll have come to terms with the fact he’s got another season with Crystal Palace.

“It’s been well-documented that he’s wanted to leave but it has not worked out for him in that respect. He’s a professional and has got a good contract with us.

“He’s very much a player we respect and I believe he respects us. We expect him to come back and do what he does. We’re looking forward to a season with him again.

“We are looking forward to him doing this season, what he’s done for the last two seasons.”

After losing Aaron Wan-Bissaka in a £50million move to Manchester United, Hodgson brought in Gary Cahill, Victor Camarasa, James McCarthy and Jordan Ayew who are all available for selection for their weekend opener against Everton on Saturday.

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