Chelsea Football Club is shifting its focus following the unexpected extension of Michael Olise’s contract with Crystal Palace.
The club is actively pursuing alternative options and has initiated inquiries into several potential targets, according to reports.
The Blues had triggered a £35 million release clause in Olise’s Crystal Palace contract and believed they were close to securing the 21-year-old winger. However, their plans were disrupted when Olise surprised everyone by signing a new four-year deal with Selhurst Park.
Despite this setback, Chelsea is determined to strengthen its forward line under the guidance of Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino. Sources have confirmed that the club has made inquiries regarding Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson and Rennes’ Jeremy Doku.
Nottingham Forest has faced persistent interest in Brennan Johnson throughout the summer and rejected an offer of approximately £40 million from Brentford. The club values the Welsh international at over £50 million and is reportedly open to considering player swap offers.
Chelsea had previously shown interest in Brennan Johnson before their pursuit of Olise took precedence. However, the club has now intensified its interest in the player.
Regarding Jeremy Doku, who is also being monitored by Manchester City as a potential replacement for Riyad Mahrez, Chelsea has reached out to assess the feasibility of signing the 21-year-old.
Chelsea has been actively exploring various options throughout the summer, with Lyon’s Rayan Cherki and Ajax’s Mohammed Kudus also coming into consideration. Both players remain of interest to the club.
In addition to their pursuit of new talents, Chelsea is on the verge of announcing the signing of midfielder Romeo Lavia from Southampton. The club is also actively searching for a new goalkeeper to provide competition alongside newly acquired Robert Sanchez…[CONTINUE READING HERE>>>]
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