Michael Olise has committed to Crystal Palace for another four years by signing a new contract. Despite Chelsea showing interest in acquiring him.
Meanwhile Crystal Palace has reportedly considered the possibility of going to a tribunal with Chelsea over their approach for Olise. Chairman Steve Parish’s reported dissatisfaction with Chelsea’s conduct suggesting that the manner in which the potential transfer was pursued did not sit well with the club’s leadership.
On Thursday, Palace manager Roy Hodgson expressed his contentment with the outcome, referring to Olise’s decision as “the best possible news we could have.”
The France U21 international, who is currently recovering from an injury sustained over the summer, registered 11 assists and scored twice for the Eagles last season.
Now that Olise has 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