Manchester United 'made' last-gasp Michael Olise 'bid' ahead of Bayern Munich transfer

Crystal Palace's Michael Olise gathers the ball during the Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
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Both Manchester United and Manchester City reportedly made last-gasp efforts to sign Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise - as Bayern Munich look to have won the race for the winger.

The 21-year-old is one of the names to be spoken about the most so far in the summer transfer window, with several Premier League clubs linked with an interest. Chelsea were heavily linked, but it emerged on Friday night that they had withdrawn their interest, and Bayern Munich were winning the race for the France U21 international.

The Mirror now reports that United and City have both made their own attempts to take Olise. The two clubs are said to have made ‘late offers’ to take the player next summer, amid concerns over the Premier League’s financial restrictions.

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The report adds that the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability rules mean that Erik ten Hag will be given a net budget of £50 million in the current transfer window. That ruled them out of taking Olise this summer, unless they made extra money from big sales.

Palace have set an asking price for the player at £60-70 million. But they have accepted Olise’s desire to play in the Champions League, with the winger having turned down a move to Chelsea to put pen to paper on a new deal at Selhurst Park last season.

Last season saw Olise miss several games due to injury, but he still did manage to score 10 goals and provide six assists in 19 Premier League appearances over the season. He is part of Theirry Henry’s preliminary France squad for the upcoming Olympic games in Paris.

A move to Bayern Munich would see Olise link up with former Man City defender Vincent Kompany, who became the club’s new manager this summer. He will also play alongside England captain Harry Kane, who made the move to Germany last summer.