Michael Olise drops cryptic transfer hint with major Instagram change as he pushes for move to Chelsea | The Sun

MICHAEL OLISE has dropped a MAJOR hint that he could be set for a move to Chelsea after removing all pictures and mentions of Crystal Palace from his Instagram.

The France U21 international, 21, has been linked with a transfer to Stamford Bridge – with Manchester City also interested in the exciting young forward.

Olise is understood to have already agreed personal terms with Mauricio Pochettino's side.

And while a first bid of £26million was rejected by Crystal Palace, he appears to be heading towards the exit door.

Olise was not in Roy Hodgson's squad for their Premier League opener on Saturday – in which they beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Bramall Lane.

Now the player has increased speculation surrounding his future after deleting any pictures of him playing for Palace from his Instagram.


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There is no mention of the Eagles in his bio – and he has also removed his profile picture.

Olise was named Palace's Player of the Year last season after registering two goals and 11 assists in 40 appearances.

But now the winger looks set to join Wilfried Zaha in departing the club this summer.

Hodgson admitted he will not stand in Olise's way if he wants to go – despite his contract running until 2026.

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He told Sky Sports: "No one knows at this moment. If there are clubs desperately preparing a bid and tempting him then he'll decide.

"I can only wait and see what decision he will make, he knows we want to keep him."

Olise joined Crystal Palace from Reading in 2021 for £8m.

But he signed for the Royals' academy after being let go by Chelsea.

Olise joined the Blues as a young boy and spent seven years with them, leaving when he was 14 before continuing his development with Reading.

Should Chelsea stump up the cash for Olise – which is expected to be in the region of £35m – that would increase their spending in the Todd Boehly era even closer to £1billion in just three transfer windows.

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