Chelsea’s Transfer Interests Confirmed: Mohammed Kudus and Michael Olise on the Radar


Fabrizio Romano is revealing that Chelsea is going to sign two big name players – Mohammed Kudus and Michael Olise.

The Blues have been active in the transfer market, securing Christopher Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson, Angelo, and Diego Moreira this summer. While also seeing 12 players leave the club after significant spending in previous transfer windows.

Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus, valued at £40m, and Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise are the two young talents Chelsea has set their sights on. Despite this interest, Mauricio Pochettino’s primary focus is to finalize a deal for Brighton’s Moises Caicedo.

Romano clarified:

“Chelsea are well informed on the Mohammed Kudus situation, but Brighton is also interested. Arsenal inquired about Kudus two weeks ago, but they haven’t made any official bid yet. As for Chelsea, they are currently prioritizing the Moises Caicedo deal. After that, we might have more clarity on other deals like Kudus. For now, there is interest, and Chelsea has been in touch with people close to the player, but no formal bid has been made, and other clubs are also in the race.”

Another potential deal for Chelsea revolves around Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise, a highly regarded talent. Manchester City is also monitoring the situation, especially after Riyad Mahrez’s departure for Al Ahli. Olise’s release clause at Crystal Palace is around £35m, making him an enticing option. However, clubs are awaiting updates on his recent injury and his return to the pitch.

Chelsea still looking to add Reinforcements

Both Chelsea and Manchester City are well-aware about Olise’s situation. With Chelsea expressing significant interest, while Manchester City has him as one of three names on their list. Olise is open to moving to a top club, enhancing the competition for his signature.

While some fans inquired about Eberechi Eze, Romano emphasized the importance of respecting Crystal Palace’s situation. They have already lost Wilfried Zaha, and with the Olise situation heating up, they aim to keep Eze to maintain a competitive team for the upcoming season.

Regarding Zaha, many clubs attempted to sign him, including Fenerbahce, Al Ettifaq, Lazio, and French clubs. However, Galatasaray secured the deal in just 48 hours, offering the player a compelling three-year deal. The prospect of playing in the Champions League was a significant selling point for Zaha, ultimately leading to his move to Galatasaray.

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