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Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew fully expects winger Yannick Bolasie will consider a move to Tottenham amidst reports of an approach from their London rivals.

Arguably the Eagles most consistent performer over the past two seasons, Pardew is understandably keen to keep the Congolese international at Selhurst Park, with reports suggesting the club will accept nothing less than £25million for the pacy winger.

Pardew, though, admits it's only natural for clubs to be interested in Bolasie following his excellent performances in recent campaigns and has no doubt the 26-year-old will consider his future carefully before making a decision.

"If any of my players get linked to bigger clubs I wouldn't expect them to (ignore it). It would be a foolish move," the former Newcastle boss is quoted as saying by BT Sport.

"Players move a lot in the current world of football, they don't stay at clubs for five, seven years. You have to keep your options open and I have no problem with that.

"The option I want is that he's a Crystal Palace player who is loved by our fans and loved by the management team.

"Yannick is a player who will be linked with other clubs like Tottenham because he is an exciting player."