Michael Olise Rejects £35M Move to Chelsea Why?
The Eagles’ chairman, Steve Parish, has revealed that the French winger has committed his future to the club. The announcement is surprising given that Chelsea had activated Olise’s £35 million ($44.5 million) release clause earlier in the week.
According to The Guardian, Palace, who were irritated by Chelsea’s actions in trying to sign Olise, pondered going to a tribunal because the Blues had illegally ‘tapped up’ their player over a potential deal. Furthermore, his release clause is thought to have included a sell-on provision for Palace.
WHAT THEY SAID?:Parish posted on social media about Olise’s new contract, saying, “I’m absolutely delighted to announce @m.olise has decided to commit his future to Crystal Palace football club and this afternoon signed a new four-year deal with the club.” @m.olise works as a 🦅 ❤️💙🦅 ”
WHAT NEXT? After Olise agreed to sign an extension with Palace, the Blues may seek other alternatives. They are apparently in the hunt for a versatile forward who can play on the right wing and also adapt to a No.10 role if required. They have reportedly drawn up a shortlist of potential targets which include Mohammed Kudus, Rayan Cherki and Brennan Johnson.