Simon Jordan 'not surprised' by Michael Olise's Chelsea snub

Simon Jordan insists he’s ‘not surprised’ by Michael Olise’s decision to snub Chelsea and stay at Crystal Palace – but he still tips the winger to leave Selhurst Park next year

  • Simon Jordan isn’t surprised that Michael Olise has signed new deal with Palace 
  • Olise looked to be on the verge of moving to Chelsea before the move collapsed
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Simon Jordan isn’t surprised by the breakdown of Michael Olise’s move to Chelsea, but believes the Crystal Palace star will leave the club this time next year. 

The 21-year-old had looked to be on the verge of moving to Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window, only for the move to collapse down to claims of tapping-up from the west London side. 

Instead, Olise committed his future to the Eagles and signed a new four-year-deal with the club worth in the region of £100,000 per week. 

Former Palace owner Simon Jordan wasn’t shocked by Olise’s decision to stay at Selhurst Park, but says it’s only a matter of time before the Frenchman does eventually leave the club. 

Speaking on his talkSPORT show Jordan said: I’m not surprised. I’m not sure why he’d be going to Chelsea at this stage in his career. 

Michael Olise was on verge of signing for Chelsea before the moved collapsed this week 

Simon Jordan told talkSPORT that he wasn’t surprised that Olise chose to stay at Palace 

Crystal Palace were unhappy at the way Chelsea conducted themselves in move for Olise 

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He’d be going into an environment where is so many players in a similar position that are ahead of him. Where I don’t think he would have got into Chelsea’s team as a starting eleven player. 

He’s a very good player, he’s a long way away from being a world-beater, but he’s a very good player. 

I’m not surprised that Palace have been able to engineer this. Dougie Freeman is a very capable operator, and he would have spent a laudable amount of time making sure this boy sees sense. 

My view is that this time next year he’ll be gone.’ 

Mailsport revealed on Thursday, that Olise’s proposed move to Chelsea had aggravated Palace officials, who believe the Blues had crossed the line in their conduct during their attempts to sign the player, with accusations of ‘tapping up’. 

Despite the Blues insisting they acted in accordance with the rules in their pursuit of the player. 

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has announced on Instagram that star winger Michael Olise has turned down a £35million move to Chelsea and instead committed to the club

It is believed that Chelsea met the player’s £35m release clause, but sources claim Palace were unhappy with their London rivals and had unofficially voiced their concerns to the club. 

The south London club had been confident that one of the prized assets would commit his future to the club, but his head had been turned by the interest in him from across the capital. 

However, as tensions between the club started to grow, the move collapsed, leaving Olise to ink a new deal with Palace. 

Mauricio Pochettino’s side continue to add to the squad, and even though they missed out on signing Olise, have this week added both Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia. 


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