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'There are lot of people putting ideas into his head': Roy Hodgson bemoans 'external influences' around Wilfried Zaha as Crystal Palace boss prepares to head into new season with star winger still in his squad amid Chelsea and PSG links Wilfried Zaha scored four Premier League goals for Crystal Palace last season It was the Ivory Coast international's worst return for the club for four years  However Chelsea and PSG have shown an interest in his services this summer  But Palace boss Roy Hodgson claims there is more going on than meets the eye 

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 08:39 BST, 12 September 2020 | Updated: 08:50 BST, 12 September 2020

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Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes star man Wilfried Zaha has had 'ideas put in his head' regarding his future ahead of the new Premier League season.

The 27-year-old Ivorian has been linked with moves to London rivals Chelsea as well as Paris Saint-Germain, while and Monaco were also credited with an interest earlier in the window.

However, Hodgson - who was speaking ahead of Palace's opening game against Southampton on Saturday - has lamented the 'external influences' around the club's star forward but has sympathised with the player himself, claiming he is battling 'a few demons' as a result.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson (above) believes Wilfried Zaha has had 'ideas put in his head'

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson (above) believes Wilfried Zaha has had 'ideas put in his head'

The 27-year-old Ivorian star has been linked with moves to Chelsea and PSG this summer

The 27-year-old Ivorian star has been linked with moves to Chelsea and PSG this

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