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Chelsea reach 40m agreement for yet another Premier League star

The Blues show no signs of slowing their spending

Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle with Crystal Palace for winger Michael Olise, with the Blues ready to pay around £34m for his services, it has been reported.

Olise has been on Chelsea’s radar all summer, while the Frenchman has also been catching the eye of Manchester City, though their priorities appear to have shifted towards West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta and Jeremy Doku of Stade Rennais.

It has left Chelsea free to negotiate for the Frenchman, and it has previously been reported that personal terms have already been agreed between the Palace winger and the Blues.

Now, RMC Sport claim that they have also agreed a deal with Crystal Palace for the winger, which will set them back just less than 40m euros (£34m). It was believed that Olise had a release clause of £35m in his contract at Selhurst Park, but it appears that Chelsea have managed to find a way around that clause and will save as a result.

Olise will sign a long-term contract at Stamford Bridge, and will provide competition on the right wing for Noni Madueke, who has enjoyed a mixed time in west London since his arrival in January.

Still just 21-years-old, the Frenchman grabbed 11 assists last season but missed Palace’s 1-0 win over Sheffield United on the opening day of the season courtesy of an injury sustained while on international duty with the U21 side over the summer.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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