Uncertainty Looms Over Noni Madueke, As Chelsea Chase Olise

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Chelsea’s Noni Madueke faces uncertainty as the Blues are ready to bring new faces into the squad. Chelsea is keen to sign Crystal Palace’s winger Michael Olise in the summer transfer window. Initially, the Blues are eager to keep Madueke even if they secure the deal with Michael Olise. Olise and Madueke shared the same playing style and played in the right-wing position on the pitch. So, the question remains will Madueke remain in Chelsea despite knowing the fact that he will get less playing time?

Noni Madueke joined Chelsea in January 2023 on a seven-and-a-half-year contract for a transfer fee of 33M. Since then the 22-year-old made 46 appearances for the Blues. Although last season’s first half was silent for Madueke, shined in the second half of the season under Mauricio Pochettino. Madueke appeared 34 times for the Blues in all competitions last season and scored 8 goals and 3 assists. Newcastle United are discussing a potential move for Noni Madueke in the summer transfer window. But Chelsea are reluctant to sell Madueke. The Blues believed that the 22-year-old had great potential and could provide lots in the future for the Blues.

On the other hand, Chelsea are very keen to sign Michael Olise from Crystal Palace. Last summer Chelsea was about to sign the Frenchman before Olise signed a new deal with Crystal Palace. But this time around not just Chelsea other clubs like Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Newcastle United. Olise has a release clause of 60M in his current contract and Chelsea are willing to pay the 60M release clause to sign him. The Blues are pretty confident to sign the Frenchman in the upcoming summer transfer window. However, at the same time, Crystal Palace also try their best to keep Olise in Selhurst Park.

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Olise moved to Crystal Palace in 2021 from Reading. Since then, the Frenchman had some great seasons with Crystal Palace. Last season particularly Olise performed brilliantly. Despite making 19 appearances for the Eagles last season, Olise scored 10 goals and 6 assists. Last season, Olise had a goal involvement every 79.8 minutes, which is the second-best productivity rate in the division just after Chelsea’s Cole Palmer. Olise’s performance keeps him in France’s preliminary squad for the Olympics 2024.

Will Noni Madueke Leave Chelsea?

Many clubs are certainly interested in Noni Madueke. Newcastle is one of them. However, no official transfer bid hasn’t made for the England-U21. And, Chelsea also wants two star players in every position. That means Enzo Maresca’s side has no plan to sell Noni Madueke right now. But now the question is all about Madueke’s personal decision. If Chelsea signs Olise, there will be no first regular first-team start for Noni Madueke. And as both players have the same playing style, there is no doubt that Madueke will get less playing time under Enzo Maresca.

Reports As per, Express

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