Man United Set Sights on Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise as Sir Jim Ratcliffe Plans to Revamp Erik ten Hag’s Struggling Attack – Winger’s Release Clause Activates in Summer

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Manchester United have reportedly identified Crystal Palace superstar Michael Olise as a primary target to overhaul their faltering attack. 

Olise produced a dynamic display to help down Brentford at the weekend, and the Evening Standard now claim that the 22-year-old is admired by incoming minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe. 

Amid interest from Chelsea, Olise penned a lucrative new four-year deal to stay at Crystal Palace, although it is understood that a release clause in that contract becomes active from the summer.  

Ratcliffe and his Ineos team – which has had Sir Dave Brailsford in attendance to watch Manchester United’s last two matches – are understood to already be identifying targets for a summer window overhaul.

There is a desire to land a striker to give support to Rasmus Hojlund this month, but United must sell before they can move for a striker due to FFP rules. 

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Manchester United fans were warned at the back end of last year not to expect much movement during the January window – but there are big expectations come the summer.  

Donny van de Beek has already been shifted out on loan, while there is a desire to see Jadon Sancho, who has been banished away from the first team in recent months by Erik ten Hag, moved on. 

Antony does not have a goal or assist to his name this season, while Rasmus Hojlund has just one league goal to his name. 

Palace would be loathe to lose Olise but they would be powerless if a release clause was met. 

More to follow. 

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