Chelsea 'agree deal with Premier League assist king, 21, as Blues set to trigger £35m transfer clause' | The Sun

CHELSEA have set up a £35milion offer to beat Manchester City to Crystal Palace's Michael Olise.

The Blues are reportedly willing to match the winger's release clause after his record-busting season for Premier League assists.

But the Frenchman faces missing the start of the campaign due to a knee injury at the Under-21 Euros last month.

And transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reckons Chelsea and Palace are both "waiting to clarify" his fitness situation before any deal.

Olise, 21, was fourth in the 2022-23 Prem assist list on 11, behind Manchester City playmaker Kevin de Bruyne, Arsenal wideman Leandro Trossard and Liverpool striker Mo Salah.

And his goal-making made history in the closing weeks of last term.


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Olise became the youngest player to tee up three Prem goals from open play in one match when Palace came from behind to win 5-1 at Leeds on April 9.

And on May 13 he became the first Eagle to achieve 10 Prem assists in one season.

The London-born creator's brilliant pass saw Eberechi Eze complete a double in a 2-0 home victory over Bournemouth.

The soaring interest in Olise comes as fellow Palace wideman Wilfried Zaha nears a surprise switch to Turkish giants Galatasaray.

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The Ivory Coast ace, 30, had been linked with a free transfer to AC Milan, PSG, Napoli or Lazio.

But on Sunday evening Galatasaray shared a clip of Zaha jetting out to seal a potential move.

The Eagles appear to have accepted defeat after offering him a club-record contract worth £200,000 a week over four years.

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