Chelsea set to complete 9th summer signing with Olise deal

Chelsea make Michael Olise bid

Chelsea set to complete 9th summer signing with Olise deal

Faruq Ibrahim 15:40 - 15.08.2023

Chelsea are close to completing another transfer this window after reportedly triggering Michael Olise's release clause.

Chelsea have reportedly reached an agreement in principle with Crystal Palace over the transfer of young French winger Michael Olise. 

The 21-year-old made Selhurst Park his home when he transferred from Reading in 2021 and is on a contract until the summer of 2026. 

However, his contract contains a release clause, which Chelsea are now reportedly set to trigger in the coming hours. 

High interest in Olise

The winger, who currently plays for the France U-21 team despite being eligible to play for both England and the Super Eagles of Nigeria, is one of the most exciting talents in his position. 

Olise had an impressive campaign last season, scoring twice while registering 11 assists. This has put him on the radar of a number of clubs, including Premier League champion Manchester City. 

Chelsea have held a long-standing interest, and according to reports, they are close to landing their man.

Chelsea reach Olise agreement

According to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, the West London side have triggered the £35 million release clause included in Olise's Crystal Palace contract and are in advanced talks over the completion of the deal. 

The report claims that the winger has already agreed to join Chelsea, and it only remains to complete the formalities.  

Should the deal be completed, Olise will become Chelsea's 11th acquisition in the summer transfer window. 

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