Date: 22nd April 2024 at 1:33pm
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Chelsea will turn their attention to the Premier League when they face league leaders Arsenal on Tuesday evening. 

The Blues suffered a frustrating 1-0 defeat against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday, ending their hopes of silverware this term.

Mauricio Pochettino will now focus on ensuring that his side qualify for European football next term, with a place in the Europa League firmly in their sites.

Off the pitch, though, those in charge of the Blues’ recruitment have been busy working on a potential transfer this summer.

As per TEAMtalk, Chelsea remain in contact over a potential move for Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise.

The report claims that the Blues remain interested in the Frenchman, although they face a battle to sign him with rivals Manchester United currently the frontrunners for the 22-year-old’s signature.

Olise has been impressive for Palace this season

Olise joined the Eagles from Football League side Reading in 2021, having impressed for the Royals in the Championship.

Since making the step up to the top tier, the winger has continued to impress, scoring 13 goals and providing 23 assists in 85 matches across all competitions.

This season the attacker has played just 14 times, suffering two serious hamstring injuries that have severely disrupted his campaign.

He has previously attracted interest from elsewhere and Palace are likely to face another battle to keep hold of the star this summer.

Chelsea remain in contact over a deal through co-director of recruitment Joe Shields, the report claims.

Olise’s current contract with Palace is set to expire at the end of the 2026/27 season, but several clubs could try to lure him away from Selhurst Park before then.

Chelsea have spent significant amounts of money on signings since Todd Boehly and Clearlake Co. took over the club in 2022, but they could once again be active in the market this summer, although they will likely first focus on outgoings.

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