Arsenal ready to rival Chelsea for Crystal Palace midfielder Michael Olise?

Arsenal ready to rival Chelsea for Crystal Palace midfielder Michael Olise?


Arsenal are set to join the race for Crystal Palace midfielder Michael Olise, who has also been linked with Chelsea.

arsenal It has been reported that they have been identified Crystal Palace midfielder Miquel Olise as a potential summer transfer target.

On the back of last season’s Premier League title challenge, the Gunners have already made some star signings ahead of 2023-24.

Defender of Ajax Jurrien TimberWest Ham United midfielder Rice Declan i Chelsea come in Kai Havertz all have been signed by north Londoners.

If reports are to be believed, Mikel Arteta He will now have to see some of his squad members depart the Emirates Stadium in order to keep the club level with FFP.

However, despite having invested more than £200m in just three players, it would be a surprise if the Spaniard was unable to make more signings before the end of August.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta on 16 July 2023© Reuters

According to the 90th minute, Arsenal are set to rival Chelsea in the race for Olise’s signature.

Over the weekend, several reports indicated that the Blues were willing to pay more than the player’s release clause to get a deal over the line.

Although the France Under-21 international is said to have a £35m buyout option in his contract, Chelsea are willing to pay around £39m, likely in instalments.

It remains to be seen whether Palace will agree to such terms, especially when they have also lost Wilfried Zaha to Galatasaray on a free transfer and will require an alternative for their key man.

Crystal Palace's Michael Olise celebrates scoring against Manchester United on January 18, 2023© Reuters

However, the 21-year-old is said to be tempted to link up Mauricio PochettinoThe West London project and on personal terms would not be a problem.

Olise has contributed four goals and 16 assists in 63 Premier League outings for the Eagles, while he still has three years left on his current contract.

The likes of Manchester City i Paris Saint Germain they are also monitoring the situation, the latter possibly having substantial funds to spend in the near future if Kylian Mbappé departures from Parc dels Princes.

That said, Olise will not be available for action in the opening weeks of the season due to a hamstring injury picked up during his international duty at the European Under-21 Championship.

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