Reports have claimed that Mauricio Pochettino has now personally been in touch with Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise over joining Chelsea.

According to Mail Online, the manager is a massive fan of the player who could see himself making a move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

While Olise provided just two goals last season in the Premier League, his creativity is what has attracted a number of big sides to him.

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The 21-year-old provided 11 assists in a Crystal Palace side that struggled to find the net on a regular basis for the majority of the campaign.

Creativity is certainly something that the Blues have been missing in the last two campaigns. Their top assister last season was Raheem Sterling with four.

Pochettino has spoken to Olise

They could be set to add to this big time with Olise, and if they do the club already have the seal of approval from the Argentine.

Pochettino has certainly made a strong start to life as Chelsea boss, winning their first two games of pre-season against Wrexham and Brighton.

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The victory over the Seagulls, who will be playing in Europe this season unlike the Blues, will be particularly well received by supporters in the midst of recent transfer activity between the two sides.

Manager Roberto de Zerbi put the pressure on Chelsea last week by saying that they may be more willing to part ways with long-term transfer target Moises Caicedo if they were offered the opportunity to sign Levi Colwill in exchange.

The club have not been keen to do this up to now, and the defender made his first appearance of pre-season at the weekend against the side he enjoyed pre-season with last season.

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