Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner gives update on Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze futures

Oliver Glasner

Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner remains hopeful that stars Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze will stay put at Selhurst Park, despite not having in-depth discussions about their futures just yet.

The Eagles are on the brink of achieving a four-match winning streak for the first time since 2020 as they prepare to take on Fulham, although there's a cloud of uncertainty over Eze, who picked up a knee injury during their recent victory against Newcastle.

With both forwards potentially on the radar of other clubs come the summer, it's been rumoured that Palace wouldn't consider bids under £60m for either player. Both Olise and Eze committed to the club last year with new contracts.

Glasner said: "We will see, but I think yes, of course. [They have] a contract here, first of all, and the second is they feel well, otherwise they wouldn't perform like they did, but it's not the right moment now.

"I've been in football for a very long time, and I think no team in the world can say on April 26 how the squad will be the next season. We don't know, but we think that they will play for Crystal Palace next season.

"The focus is on winning the games and getting the points and staying in the league, first of all, and creating a unit, a togetherness, a way of how we want to play, a way of how we want to deal.

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"This is what we were focused on, and so I didn't talk to them, what they plan for next year." The duo of Eze and Olise have been plagued by injuries this season, limiting their minutes and starts together.

Combined with the on-fire Jean-Philippe Mateta, who has struck four goals in Palace's last two matches, the Eagles' recent success has provided an enticing glimpse into how a fitter Palace squad could perform under Glasner next season.

Glasner recently revealed that the club had agreed to set aside discussions around summer business until after the Fulham match, and when asked on Friday about the rumoured minimum bid for his dynamic duo, said: "The chairman is talking about money.

"I'm just talking about sport, and the two fantastic football players, two great characters, two great men and this is important for me. Everything else is not for me to discuss.

"If someone is worth 60 million or 100 million or two million or 50, I don't know. This is the business world and I'm a manager. So, for me, what's important is can they help the team win games? And the answer is yes."

"It is time to speak about the present, and so that is what we did, but there will be the time and there will be moments when we speak about it, but also this weekend is the third game in six days.

"My intention was who is fit, what we have to do, how we will prepare the team to take a fourth win in a row. This is what we were focused and concentrated on and everything else is a topic for the future."