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I read a few reports this week saying I was unhappy at Crystal Palace and that Fiorentina and Leicester were plotting a move to take me away from Selhurst Park.

I was flattered by the interest as everyone knows Fiorentina are a big team but I am happy at Crystal Palace and I am really settled at the club. 

I am looking forward to ending the season with the club and hopefully helping Crystal Palace stay in the Premier League.

I don't know where the story about me being unhappy at Crystal Palace came from because it is definitely not true. I am always communicating with the fans and I am just delighted to be playing football.

I can't take football for granted. I read this week that a player I used to play against in the lower leagues has been diagnosed with cancer, which just puts things into perspective. I am just happy to be representing such a great club in the Premier League. 

My current deal runs out at the end of next season and my advisor is in talks with Palace about extending my contract. I don't know where that is going because I would rather just concentrate on my football. 

Transfer speculation does not affect me because I am grounded. I will just carry on playing my football.

Bolasie on the FA Cup

A few Premier League managers have said that the FA Cup is a distraction for teams who are battling against relegation but I disagree as it is always healthy to go on a cup run.

Sunderland's confidence in the league will be boosted after their win at Manchester United because they are going to be playing a cup final at Wembley.

We want to copy Sunderland by going on a run in the FA Cup. We won the last game against Stoke and I feel it is important we continue our winning streak.

Watching the Manchester United-Sunderland game reminded me what cup football is all about.

I think it is an honour to play in both the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup. I've never played in the fourth round of the FA Cup so I am buzzing for today's match. 

Bolasie on Wilfried Zaha's proposed move to Cardiff City

I think Wilf needs an opportunity to play regular first-team football. It's a shame that he is not coming back to Crystal Palace but I think moving to Cardiff will benefit his progression. 

He's like myself. We need to be playing games and we relish taking on people, making chances and scoring goals for our team. 

I think Wilf will eventually become a key player in Manchester United's first team. He just needs to knuckle down up there.

Football is not all about talent these days. You have to have the right attitude and graft, which I know he has in his locker. I can't wait to start seeing him play for Manchester United on a regular basis. 

Cardiff are in the same boat as us - in terms of battling for survival - but I think Wilf will still relish playing against us.

He will want to show Palace what they are missing because that's just the way he is. He's like any other footballer because I would look to do the same if I came up against the likes of Plymouth, Barnet or Bristol City.

Bolasie on Hull

The Hull match will be another big game because it's against a team that are only three points ahead of us. I think it's definitely a match we can win.

We beat them at their place when I unfortunately got sent off, so hopefully I can put things right by getting a win against them and maybe even a goal.

Bolasie on Juan Mata

A lot of talk this week has been about Mata's impending move to Manchester United. I think that is a very good move for both Mata and Manchester United.

Mata wasn't really getting a look in at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho but that's football. Some managers like you - some managers don't. 

Him going to United will give their players some confidence. I was looking at his stats the other day and his assist record is unreal. I am sure they will be chuffed with that signing.

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Yannick Bolasie
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