The much-touted transfer to Arsenal of England by Reading’s Nigerian-born youngster, Michael Olise is facing a late challenge by the pair of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United, as both fellow-English Premier League clubs try to muscle in on a deal for the attacker.
Megasportsarena.com reports that, although Arsenal initially looked to have sealed a deal for the 18-year-old lad, latest information out of Queensland indicates that The Gunners are now locked in a three-way fight with Wolves and Leeds for the Reading rookie’s signature.
This has left cloud over the next port of call for Olise, who got his breakthrough with The Royals during the past campaign and ended the season with two assists in 23 games across all competitions.
The youngster, who is listed as a French youth international has already made four outings in the English Championship this term, with a goal and two assists to show during an impressive start to the campaign.
A report by British tabloid, Daily Mail adds: “Olise only has little over 18 months left to run on his contract with Veljko Paunovic’s team.
“The France Under-18 international is expected to leave Reading before the domestic transfer window closes on October 16. Arsenal, Wolves and Leeds are showing the strongest interest in the attacker, who spent time with both Chelsea and Manchester City during his youth career.”