Chelsea have reportedly submitted a £39m bid to sign Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise.
The Blues want to sign the French star this summer and have made an initial proposal to wade off interest from Manchester City, who are also interested.
According to French sports publication RMC Sport, Chelsea tabled an initial offer for the 21-year-old who is interested in the project at Stamford Bridge under Mauricio Pochettino.
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Pochettino is assembling a squad that can fight for the title this season after a poor end to last season that saw Chelsea finish in the bottom half.
The club have already signed Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson this summer, with a deal for Moises Caicedo expected.
However, Pochettino is a big admirer of Olise and has already spoken to him, with the younger winger having reportedly agreed to join Chelsea if a deal can be reached.
Per the report, although he has a £35m release clause in his contract, Chelsea have added an extra £4m to their bid to ensure they secure the deal for Olise.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are trying to convince him to stay. Pochettino’s side will likely need to trigger that buyout clause as Roy Hodgson’s side are reluctant to entertain negotiations to sell him.