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Chelsea face Bayern Munich competition for 19-year-old starlet



Michael Olise Reading (getty images)

Transfer News: Chelsea face Bayern Munich battle for Michael Olise

According to news from TEAMtalk (h/t Berkshire Live), Chelsea have been joined by German champions Bayern Munich in the transfer pursuit of Reading starlet Michael Olise.

The 19-year-old spent time at the Chelsea youth academy as well as Manchester City before linking up with the Royals where he has flourished, establishing himself as one of the best young players in the EFL Championship this season.

Olise’s rise to prominence has seen him attract interest from a host of clubs including the likes of Chelsea, Leeds United, Manchester City, Leicester City as well as Arsenal. And, as per the report, Bayern Munich have also joined Chelsea and other clubs in the transfer race for Olise.

READING, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Reading’s Michael Olise in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Huddersfield Town at Madejski Stadium on July 7, 2020 in Reading, England. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts – CameraSport/Getty Images)

Bayern have already raided Reading once this term for the signing of Omar Richards, who will be joining the record German champions on a free transfer when his current contract with the Royals runs out at the end of the season.

Now, Olise has emerged as a transfer target for the Bavarian giants. The 19-year-old attacking midfielder is entering the final year of his contract with Reading and has shown little interest in wanting to sign an extension.

So, the Royals may very well be forced into cashing in on him at the end of the season. Naturally this situation has only served to fuel the interest in him, with the likes of PSG, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Juventus also keen on his services.

Olise has impressed for Reading this season
Olise has impressed for Reading this season

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Chelsea, having let Olise slip through during his youth days, can benefit from bringing him back to the club despite the plethora of attacking midfielders already available at Thomas Tuchel’s disposal. However, given the competition, a deal could be difficult.

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