According to The Express, Michael Olise, the Crystal Palace star, has shown a preference for joining Manchester United over Chelsea in the upcoming summer transfer window.
This decision appears to be influenced by his long-standing support for Manchester United, despite having previously been on the books at Chelsea from 2009 to 2016.
Olise had a close call with Chelsea last summer when the club activated his £35 million release clause, but he ultimately chose to stay at Crystal Palace, signing a new contract with an increased release clause. The specifics of the new release clause are not publicly known, but it’s believed to be around £60 million.
This potential move to Manchester United is seen as an exciting step in the new era under Sir Jim Ratcliffe at United. Olise’s performance this season has been notable, with five goals and an assist from his appearances so far, making him a key player for Crystal Palace.
Manchester United are reportedly closely monitoring Olise and are prepared for a potential summer transfer, although Chelsea is still expected to pursue him again once the season concludes.