Bayern Munich received green flag as player snubs Chelsea

Michael Olise, a talented player for Crystal Palace, reportedly lost the competition to sign with Chelsea and chose to go with Bayern Munich this summer
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(Football news) After joining Palace from Reading in 2021, Olise made a smooth transition to the Premier League and became a mainstay in the first squad while he was in London.

In just 18 league appearances for the Eagles, the 22-year-old Frenchman scored 10 goals and made five assists, maybe the finest season of his career.

Owing to his outstanding results from the previous season, he attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Newcastle United, the latter of which had been following the player for a while.

The Blues were keen on convincing the 22-year-old to remain in the Premier League and had been authorised by Palace to initiate discussions with Olise’s representatives.

Olise set to join Bayern Munich this summer

Chelsea are now set to miss out on signing Olise again, with the Frenchman opting to join Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich this summer instead.

It is understood that Palace were prepared to offer Olise a new contract to encourage him to stay at Selhurst Park, but the allure of Champions League football proved too strong to resist.

This marks Chelsea’s second unsuccessful attempt to secure Olise, having failed to get a deal over the line last summer as well.

Olise has a release clause in his current contract at Palace, but it is believed to have a complex structure, potentially exceeding £60m, which Chelsea were reluctant to meet.

He signed a new deal at Selhurst Park last August, which saw his salary increase to £100,000 per week, making him one of the top earners in the team.

However, it is understood that the 22-year-old is now in line to receive an even bigger salary boost at the Allianz Arena, with reports suggesting he could earn £220,000 per week.

Still, Palace are set to make a substantial profit on the sale of the player, having acquired him three years ago for approximately £8m.

Kompany on the verge of first signing as Bayern boss

The deal represents a significant coup for new Bayern boss Vincent Kompany, who was appointed as the club’s successor to Thomas Tuchel shortly after Burnley were relegated from the Premier League.

Strengthening the attack was one of the primary objectives set for the new boss this summer, and with Olise, they are securing one of the most promising young wingers in Europe.

Bayern saw their 11-year reign as Bundesliga champions brought to an end last season, despite signing England captain Harry Kane at the start of the 2023-24 campaign.

The Bavarians are expected to finalise the deal for Olise in the coming days.

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