Boss makes transfer statement with Chelsea keen on winger


Roy Hodgson has opened up on the future of Michael Olise amid speculation surrounding the forward with CHELSEA FC

The winger was in electrifying form throughout the campaign, becoming the first-ever Palace player to record double digits for assists in an individual Premier League season.

We have been linked with a move for the winger who has reportedly decided which of the two giants he would prefer to join.

The 22-year-old almost joined the club in the summer when they activated his £35million release clause, but instead he signed a new deal at Selhurst Park.

The French U21 penned a four-year contract with the Eagles, but is understood to have a new release clause inserted into the fresh terms.

It isn’t known how much the new clause is set at, but it said to be significantly higher than his previous £35million price tag.

He said: “My thoughts are [it] would be a sad day for the club.

“I am certain the club would like him to honour [his long-term deal] and to improve the team around players like him.

“We need to make the team stronger and not lose them to other Premier League clubs who are putting some money on the table.

“But at the moment that isn’t our concern, it’s these [upcoming] games. I’m certainly counting on him to play his part in that and the summer will have to take care of itself.”