Chelsea eyes Crystal Palace star Michael Olise for summer transfer

Premier League giants Chelsea have reportedly started negotiating a deal to bring Crystal Palace star Michael Olise to Stamford Bridge, marking the first potential signing of the Enzo Maresca era.

Chelsea Sets Sights on Olise

Michael Olise has had another impressive season with Crystal Palace, attracting interest from top clubs, including Chelsea and reigning Premier League champions Manchester City. The 22-year-old France youth international scored 10 goals in 19 Premier League appearances during the 2023-24 season.

Interest from Top Clubs

Last summer, Olise was on the radar of several big teams, but he signed a new contract with Crystal Palace, extending his stay until 2027. Despite this lengthy contract, Chelsea is keen to secure his services and is looking to bolster their attacking options, especially after cooling their interest in Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen.

Negotiations Begin

According to reports from Footmercato, Chelsea has begun negotiations with Olise’s representatives. The club aims to convince Olise to agree to a contract before approaching Crystal Palace with a transfer fee for the talented forward.

Crystal Palace and Olise

Olise joined Crystal Palace in 2021 and is just 10 games away from making 100 appearances for the club in all competitions. He is seen as a key player for the Eagles, and any move to Chelsea would likely involve a significant transfer fee.

Potential Impact

The dynamic duo of Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze, both eligible to play for Nigeria, have been instrumental for Crystal Palace. Olise’s potential move to Chelsea could be a significant boost for the Blues as they aim to strengthen their squad under new management.

Meanwhile, Michael Olise will go to the Paris Olympic games following his invitation to the French squad by Thierry Henry.

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