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Crystal Palace boss breaks silence on Michael Olise transfer following release clause blow



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Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner has confirmed that he hopes to keep Michael Olise at the club this summer amid links to Manchester United.

Reports from earlier this year have continually put Michael Olise at the top of Sir Jim Ratcliffe‘s summer transfer wishlist following sublime performances in the Premier League.

While some may have been sceptical of signing the Crystal Palace forward, last week saw the 22-year-old Frenchman score twice in a 4-0 riot over Erik ten Hag‘s men, proving his ability beyond doubt.

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Olise is set to be subject to intense levels of interest from both Europe and those in the Premier League, with INEOS seemingly setting their sights on securing the forward as a marquee player this summer.

However, club manager Oliver Glasner has spoken to the press, and when pressed about the future of his players, such as Olise and Eberechi Eze, the Austrian explained that he hopes to keep them all despite transfer links away from Selhurst Park.

“I hope all the players will be here. I know the club will do everything to ensure they will play for Crystal Palace next season.

“I think what we can show from the sports department is that we are ambitious, and they can benefit and make a big contribution to being successful. That is what we can offer them, the rest we will see.”

However, Glasner and Crystal Palace fans will not be happy to learn that Olise’s release clause is not as high as initially thought.

Initial reports had a figure set at around £60 million, but a report from the Daily Mail stated that “while complicated and with various stipulations”, Olise’s release clause “is not as high as £60 million”.

This is fantastic news for INEOS and United, who are looking to save as much money as possible this summer, considering profit and sustainability restrictions.