July 20, 2024

Micheal Oliseh sets for Chelsea move from Crystal Palace

Chelsea are believed to have activated Crystal Palace forward Michael Olise’s release clause.


The clause is considered to stand around £35 million for the player with a Nigerian background. Chelsea can now talk to the player about terms of the potential contract and undertake a medical.


Olise can now speak with the London club on the move.


The 21-year-old is currently sidelined after undergoing surgery for a ruptured hamstring sustained while playing for France U21s.


The player was involved in 13 Premier League goals last season after providing 11 assists and netting twice.


He was reportedly linked with a move to the league champions, Manchester City, before Chelsea’s bid came in.


When asked how confident he is that the player will stay at Palace, the coach of the club, Roy Hodgson told Sky Sports News: “No one knows really at this moment in time.


“If there are clubs who are desperately or seriously preparing a bid and tempting him away then he’ll have a decision to make.


“I can only wait and see if there are clubs who are going to come in and make those bids and tempt him away, and in that situation what decision is he going to make, because he also knows that we are really very keen to keep him here.


“We really believe this is a good place for him and that we can provide him with a very good platform to go forward in his career.


“But unfortunately these matters are totally out of my hands – everything will depend I suppose on what happens in the future.


“You can never be certain as a manager that the players you’ve got, you like and you want are always definitely going to stay because we have a transfer market.


“I can only hope that transfer market doesn’t on this occasion punish us by persuading one of our very, very important key players to move.”

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