Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has revealed he would consider turning down a £20million January offer for Wilfried Zaha and says new manager Ian Holloway will be given money to spend if the club are still in the promotion race.
Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool have all been tracking Zaha and are certain to test Palace's resolve to hold on to the youngster in January.
The 19-year-old was in sensational form during Saturday's 2-0 victory over Blackburn that helped Palace move to third in the Championship - and Parish says he does not want to sell the youth team product.
And he has even promised Holloway that he could have money to spend if Palace are in the promotion shake-up when the transfer window opens.
"If someone came in with £20m to spend then it would be very difficult to turn down - but we might still say no," said Parish.
"He is our talisman, the best player in the league. My plan for January is to turn my phone off and go into hibernation. Then I won't listen to any offers and we will come out of the month intact.
"As for money to spend, Ian isn't throwing names at me. He has a great group of players here.
"He will tweak it and make it better. We will see where we are in January, but it may well be that he wants to push on further and we will work together on that."