Reading have ‘no plans’ to sell Michael Olise in the upcoming January transfer window as transfer interest mounts in the talented 18-year-old, a source close to the Royals has exclusively confirmed to Football League World.
Olise is emerging as one of the EFL’s most talented young stars, and is attracting interest from a plethora of clubs around Europe including Leeds United, Liverpool, Chelsea and even Barcelona and Real Madrid.
It was reported recently that the attacking midfielder has a release clause of £8m, however our source refused to confirm that but explicitly stated that the Royals have no plans to offload the Frenchman in the upcoming transfer window.
Reading have enjoyed a superb start to the 2020/21 Championship season, sitting three points clear at the top of the league table as they head into Saturday’s clash with Stoke City at the Madejski.
Olise has been a consistent figure within Veljko Paunovic’s Royals eleven this season and his impressive dribbling qualities, combined with his ability to create chances have certainly played a key role in the Berkshire outfit’s strong start.
The versatile left-footer has had stints in Chelsea and Manchester City’s academy but was picked up by the Royals in 2018, and has since become a key asset for the club.
As it stands, Olise has 18 months left on his contract at the club with it understood, as per our source, that the Royals will look to negotiate a new contract for the Frenchman in the new year.