Michael Olise turns down Chelsea and signs new four-year Crystal Palace deal | Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have confirmed Michael Olise has rejected the opportunity to join Chelsea and signed a new four-year contract to stay at Selhurst Park.

Chelsea activated a £35m release clause in Olise’s contract at Palace earlier this week and appeared close to completing a deal for the France Under-21 forward. However, the Palace chairman Steve Parish was determined not to lose one of his prized assets after seeing Wilfried Zaha join Galatasaray on a free transfer and made a concerted effort to persuade Olise not to leave during talks on Wednesday evening.

I’m absolutely delighted to…

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