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Chelsea to offer Crystal Palace one of their highest earning players in crazy swap deal for Michael Olise

Chelsea to offer Crystal Palace one of their highest earning players in crazy swap deal for Michael Olise

Chelsea and Crystal Palace are reportedly discussing a shock swap deal this summer.

Chelsea and Crystal Palace are reportedly in discussions over a shock summer swap deal.

On Thursday it was reported that Chelsea, along with Bayern Munich and Newcastle, have been in touch with Palace over winger Michael Olise.

The trio have asked for permission to speak with the 22-year-old's representatives about a summer move.

Olise has a £60 million release clause and has caught the eye after scoring 10 goals in 19 Premier League games last season.

But a fresh report states that Palace could look to get a player in return for offloading Olise to Chelsea, who are believed to be his preferred destination.

According to Graeme Bailey from TBR Football, Raheem Sterling's name has been mentioned in discussions between Chelsea and Palace.

There are no further details regarding how a deal might work - whether it would be a straight swap or involve a fee.

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Image: Getty

After just two seasons at Stamford Bridge, Sterling finds himself well out of favour at Chelsea and it's claimed that he has been told he does not fit into their plans going forward.

He is still one of the Blues' highest-paid players and earns around £325,000-a-week.

The 29-year-old still has three years on his deal with Chelsea and the club are reportedly prepared to subsidise his contract for him to move to another English side.

West Ham have expressed an interest and are said to be monitoring proceedings.

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Image: Getty

Clubs in Saudi Arabia and Turkey are also believed to be admirers of Sterling's but he recently down offers from both.

A future switch to the MLS would be more appealing but Sterling still wishes to remain playing in Europe.

Sterling has scored 19 goals in 81 appearances for Chelsea, including 10 in all competitions last season.

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Topics: Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Michael Olise, Raheem Sterling