Date: 24th July 2023 at 12:10pm
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Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat against Premier League rivals in their latest pre-season friendly on Sunday. 

Goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho were enough to earn the Red Devils a third successive pre-season win of the summer, having beaten Leeds United and Lyon already.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be hoping his side can improve when the Premier League returns at the start of August, but in the meantime it appears that the Gunners are hoping to sign one of the division’s most impressive young stars.

As per 90min, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City are interested in Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise.

The report claims that Chelsea are ‘confident’ of signing the 21-year-old, who impressed for the Eagles last term.

Olise made 40 appearances across all competitions for Palace last season, scoring twice and providing 11 assists.

Olise has attracted interest from a number of big clubs

The France under-21 international joined the club from Championship side Reading back in 2021 and instantly became a regular at Selhurst Park, impressing initially under Patrick Vieira and then his successor Roy Hodgson.

It is also claimed that the player has a release clause included in his current contract that is believed to be set at £35 million.

As well as the trio of Premier League clubs, French champions Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be interested in signing the attacker, who is currently contracted to Palace until 2026.

Chelsea’s confidence about their chances of securing a deal for Olise is said to stem from the fact that the player’s younger brother, Richard Olise, is currently part of the youth academy in West London.

Reigning Premier League champions City are in the market for a new winger with Riyad Mahrez set to complete a move to Saudi Arabian side Al Ahli, while Arsenal boss Arteta will be keen to bolster his squad as the Gunners look to follow up their second-placed finish last term with another impressive campaign.

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