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Palace have issued a fresh hand-off warning over reported Tottenham target Wilfried Zaha, according to the Mirror.

Zaha has been a Spurs target for some time, with manager Mauricio Pochettino believed to be a big admirer of the winger.

Pochettino signed a new five-year contract last month and has been promised increased transfer funds to overhaul his squad this summer.

However, the Argentinian is now being heavily linked with the vacant post at Real Madrid following Zinedine Zidane’s departure from the Bernabeu on Thursday.

Regardless of whether Pochettino stays at Tottenham or leaves for Madrid, Spurs are likely to spend big this summer in order to close the gap on the Manchester clubs.

The Mirror claims Zaha is valued at £40m, although previous reports have suggested his price tag is closer to the £50m.

But Palace have warned off the 25-year-old’s suitors once again in a bid to keep their best player at Selhurst Park.

According to the Mirror, assistant manager Ray Lewington said: “Wilf’s so important to this club.

“The fans love him and, certainly for the time being, he wants to play for us. For me, he’s the best player I’ve ever seen running with the ball at pace. We are lucky to have him.”

Zaha has repeatedly insisted he is happy at Palace – it seems only a huge bid will give Tottenham a chance of luring him to north London.

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