A RIFT between Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis and the club's owner Steve Parish stems from a disagreement over the return of Wilfried Zaha, the Advertiser understands. The Palace manager is said to have reservations about bringing the Man Utd winger back to Selhurst Park as he harbours doubts over his attitude – even though Parish has openly said in the past he'd like to see Zaha in Palace colours once again. The bookies odds on Pulis leaving the Eagles were slashed overnight and Palace chairman Parish earlier today refused to confirm whether the Welshman will be in charge for Saturday's season opener against Arsenal, when pressed by the London Evening Standard. The Advertiser also understands Pulis is frustrated that his chairman is putting too much attention on a move for Zaha, rather than sealing a £3million deal for Southampton midfielder Jack Cork. Cork is seen as a key signing by Pulis and although the deal is still very much on, he would like it completed as soon as possible. Speculation is rife this afternoon over Pulis' future and it is understood the big money laid on him leaving comes from the south coast where the former Stoke manager is based. Despite the supposed turmoil, Liverpool full-back Martin Kelly appeared to confirm his move to Palace on Twitter this afternoon.
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