Michael Olise to Chelsea transfer verdict - £60m 'no-brainer', injury issues, Cole Palmer effect

It's no secret that Chelsea are looking to bring Crystal Palace star Michael Olise to Stamford Bridge this summer. The attacker has proven himself among the top young stars in the Premier League over the last couple of years.

And that's why there are a number of teams interested in a move for the 22-year-old. He's an exciting attacker, who brings flair, goals and creativity, with good set-pieces to boot.

At Selhurst Park, he's earned Premier League-proven status with his displays, excelling in particular in Oliver Glasner's system in the second half of last season. Though there are some worries about injury problems, having missed chunks of the last two campaigns.

With a price tag believed to be around £60million this summer and interest from Manchester United among others, writers have run the rule on the situation and given their verdict on whether Chelsea should look to sign Olise.

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Bobby Vincent - Chelsea writer

For me, if the club can afford to make the deal happen, it is an absolute no-brainer. I am now into my third season of covering Chelsea as a journalist and I've never seen a fan base unite over one possible signing as much. And there have been a lot of signings.

Olise is a maverick, a game-changer and an entertainer. Signing him this summer would be a real statement to the rest of the Premier League. It would show Chelsea can attract the best players without Champions League football.

It would be the perfect start to the Enzo Maresca reign without a football being kicked. However, Chelsea cannot afford to let this one drag on all summer because of the number of parties keeping an eye on the situation. They need to get it done and dusted, you feel, within the next month.

Sam Truelove - Content Editor

Michael Olise should be a really good signing for Chelsea should they choose to buy the Crystal Palace star this summer. He would offer Enzo Maresca proven Premier League quality, having scored 10 goals in 19 games last season.

I say should above, however, because of the 22-year-old's recent injury record. According to Transfermarkt, Olise has suffered two major hamstring injuries over the past two campaigns which has seen him miss 195 days of action. That is my concern should he make the move to Stamford Bridge.

He was heavily relied upon at Selhurst Park, though, and Maresca has other options to play off the right such as Noni Madueke and Cole Palmer. Given his age and potential to improve, Olise could be a world-beater at Chelsea.

Joe Doyle - Content Editor

If Chelsea have the money, do the deal. Cole Palmer can play from the right side, but I think you want him as a No.10. Other than that, Olise is a step up from everyone currently in that role.

He's a very gifted footballer, and the fact that Crystal Palace got him so cheaply when they did is a testament to their good work - the fee they get won't be far off 10 times what they paid for him when activating his Reading release clause for around £8million.

Not only would Olise add something to the team immediately, he would also help take the creative burden off Palmer. It's no secret that he was Chelsea's most dangerous player last season, and I think he's going to get a lot more attention next season from defences. With Olise in there as well, it will allow Palmer a touch more freedom.