Chelsea offer Sterling in swap deal for Crystal Palace’s Olise

Chelsea are set to ramp up their pursuit of Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise as they prepare a fresh offer for the highly-rated player, reports

Crystal Palace have been inundated with offers for the winger, but have held firm on their price tag of £60 million.
As exclusively revealed by TEAMtalk, Manchester United are also huge admirers of Olise, but Chelsea are working hard to leapfrog their rivals in the race.

With FFP concerns tying Chelsea’s hands, they are set to offer Crystal Palace a player along with a cash fee.

That player is rumoured to be Raheem Sterling, who appears unsettled at the club and hasn’t played 90 minutes since Chelsea’s 4-1 loss to Liverpool in January.

Olise reportedly came close to joining Chelsea last season when his release clause was fixed at £35 million but opted to renew his deal with Crystal Palace.

That new deal is also believed to have included a new enhanced release clause.

Chelsea could wind up giving themselves another transfer headache if they cannot convince Sterling to leave.

The England winger is on £325,000 per week at Chelsea and there is no earthly way that he would command that kind of pay at Selhurst Park.

Sterling is seemingly well aware of his situation and is not making things easy for Chelsea.His current deal with Chelsea runs out in 2027 and he is unlikely to leave without significant compensation.

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