Hodgson rules out Wilshere deal

10 November 2017 14:03:15 EST

Roy Hodgson has ruled out the possibility of Crystal Palace bringing in Jack Wilshere to boost their survival bid.

The midfielder has regained his fitness in recent months but his performances in the cup competitions have not been enough to help him establish himself as a regular in the first team.

Another move away has been mooted for the 25-year-old, having spent last term at Bournemouth.

Crystal Palace have been mentioned as a potential January destination and with less than a year remaining on his contract at the Emirates, he could be tempted away.

I can't tell you that is the case at the moment.

Roy Hodgson

The Eagles currently sit bottom of the Premier League table and are 1000/1 to be relegated.

Hodgson worked alongside Wilshere while in charge of England and Gareth Southgate has suggested the 25-year-old needs to be playing regularly if he is to be considered for the World Cup.

Despite the midfielder's class, the veteran boss insists he is not being looked at as a potential January transfer target.

Hodgson told reporters: "Who has linked him? That's what you need to find out, because it didn't come from us.

"We have never mentioned his name. I work with Dougie Freedman and we talk about potential players, and Jack Wilshere's name has never been mentioned in this room.

"I like him and I think he is a very good player. There may come a time at Crystal Palace where Jack Wilshere would be just the player we are looking for, but I can't tell you that is the case at the moment."

Crystal Palace's next fixture sees them take on Everton in a game they are 5/4 to win, with the draw 9/4 and the Toffees 13/5.

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