Read Up “Roy Hodgson reveals Crystal Palace are fighting to keep Michael Olise.” The 21-year-old who recorded 11 assists and two goals last season has been linked to Chelsea and Man City.

In light of Wilfried Zaha’s departure, Hodgson’s expectations for the upcoming season will depend on his ability to retain Olise.

Additionally, the boss has requested assistance from his superiors in fortifying his team, including retaining Olise.

The Eagles manager declared, “We have a struggle on our hands to make sure he stays with us.

“On the right side, Michael Olise, and on the left, Wilf, were two of the best wingers in the league. Wilf isn’t here anymore. Olise is being circled by clubs.

“We lost five senior players from last season and added one; Jefferson Lerma is wonderful and we’re glad to have him in. However, there is still a void of five senior players in the squad, two of whom were the team’s true stars.

The team we put out today was, in our opinion, at this point in time, our best team, but we don’t have the strength behind that team that we did last year, so there is some work for the chairman and sporting director to do between now and the end of August.

Roy Hodgson Reveals Crystal Palace Are Fighting To Keep Michael Olise
Roy Hodgson Reveals Crystal Palace Are Fighting To Keep Michael Olise

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If a deal with Bayern Munich or another club cannot be reached before the start of the new Premier League season, Harry Kane intends to remain at Tottenham this summer.

In less than two weeks, on Sunday, August 13, Spurs will play their first game of the season against Brentford.

The club is in negotiations with Bayern about a trade for its talisman, Kane, who has entered the final year of his contract at White Hart Lane.

Even though Kane intends to stay if a deal isn’t struck before the start of Tottenham’s season, the club isn’t setting a time limit on his decision, according to the Evening Standard.