Crystal Palace are showing a strong interest in Reading starlet Michael Olise.
That’s according to an exclusive report from Football Insider, who claimed that Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are also keen.
Leeds readying bid?
Football Insider lead with a title claiming that Leeds United are readying an early move for the 19-year-old, who has an £8m release clause in his Royals deal.
Olise has scored five goals and registered 10 assists for Reading in the Championship this season, playing mainly as an attacking midfielder. He’s also turned out on either wing, racking up 64 appearances for the club in total.
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Transfer Tavern take
At £8m, Olise could be a shrewd addition by the Eagles, but it seems as if they’ll face some serious Premier League competition for his services.
The Athletic’s Matt Woosnam has recently claimed that Palace will look to rebalance their squad, reduce the wage bill and move to a more sustainable approach this summer.
Bringing in Olise would give the Eagles an exciting option out wide or centrally, while also reducing their squad’s average age.
It remains to be seen whether Palace will firm up their interest with a concrete offer, but following the success of Eberechi Eze after signing from QPR, the Eagles might be tempted to do so.
In other news: Palace make enquiry for midfielder who scored injury-time winner against Eagles, find out more here.
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