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Zaha posts Instagram message amid Arsenal transfer links

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Wilfried Zaha has posted a possible hint over his future at Crystal Palace on social media amid links with a move to Arsenal and Chelsea. The 30-year-old is in the final six months of his deal at Selhurst Park and is expected to leave the club when his contract runs out.

Zaha has attracted interest from various Premier League clubs after consistently being Palace’s best performer throughout the previous five seasons. However, a move has never materialised and the Ivory Coast international has continued to shine in south London.

Over two spells, Zaha has scored 89 goals and assisted 76 in 448 games for Palace. The versatile forward has enjoyed his two best goal scoring seasons in the previous two campaigns with 14 and 11 goals. This season, he currently has six in 17 games for Patrick Vieira’s side.

The former Manchester United man is set to stay with the Eagles until the end of the season, with The Athletic reporting earlier this month of Zaha’s desire to keep the club in the Premier League. It’s understood his next move will be decided at the end of the season, where he’ll become a free agent.

However, as January transfer rumours continue to swirl around, Zaha has created further doubt amongst Palace supporters with a social media post on his personal Instagram page. The forward posted an image of him applauding the travelling supporters in Palace’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea yesterday, with no caption.

Whilst the post doesn’t necessarily mean he is leaving the club, the post has placed anxiety with supporters, with some claiming the post to be a goodbye message. Here’s a look at what some of them have had to say…

@ssteiner_24: Please tell me this is not a goodbye

@thepalacedaily: Yeah, he’s gone

@lorcanrodgers_: This is a goodbye, no caption and everything

@n.robertson1: This is a goodbye, isn’t it?

@ringbardo: Too good for us. Go smash up some CL defences pal

@alistair_brunez: This is a goodbye photo

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