Michael Olise turned down the opportunity to join Chelsea in order to sign a new four-year contract, according to Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish.
Chelsea was confident that a deal would be completed for the French midfielder after activating the £35 million release clause in Olise’s prior contract.
The Blues have reportedly been shocked by the news of Olise’s extension, which Palace chairman Parish first announced on social media.
“I’m absolutely delighted to announce Michael Olise has decided to commit his future to Crystal Palace football club and this afternoon signed a new four-year deal with the club,” Parish wrote.
Even though rumors claimed Palace vowed to take the case to court over Chelsea’s pursuit of Olise, we understand that Chelsea anticipated the deal would go through regardless. Palace were extremely displeased with Chelsea’s pursuit of Olise.
Chelsea’s hopes of a reunion with the 21-year-old have been dashed, though, as Olise has now signed a fresh four-year contract.
Since Romeo Lavia’s transfer from Southampton is about to be confirmed, Chelsea was prepared to start concentrating on other positions. However, Olise was targeted as the final component of their midfield makeover this summer.
held discussions about a transfer earlier this summer with the Ghanaian international.