Chelsea target Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson after Michael Olise snub
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 17
Brennan Johnson scored 10 goals for Nottingham Forest last season (Photo: Getty)

are now looking at signing star Brennan Johnson who is also a target for and , according to reports.

The shock interest comes as Chelsea’s move for Michael Olise has now collapsed.

The Blues had agreed personal terms with the Crystal Palace winger and activated his £35million release clause, though it was said that the Eagles were furious with the way their London rivals and considered formally reporting them ‘for making an illegal approach’.

But on Thursday, .

As a result, now report that Chelsea have added Johnson to their target list, with negotiations over a deal in the early stages.

Forest value the Welsh forward at around £45m, but it is said Mauricio Pochettino may offer players in part exchange in order to land the 22-year-old.

He is also of interest to fellow London clubs Tottenham and West Ham who are looking at potential replacements for Harry Kane and Gianluca Scamacca respectively.

Michael Olise is staying with Crystal Palace (Photo: Getty)

Johnson scored 10 goals and made three assists in 44 appearances last season and was pivotal to keeping Forest in the Premier League.

Chelsea’s pursuit of the player may also hinge on them complying with Financial Fair Play regulations with the club having spent nearly £1billion dollars since Todd Boehly took over last year.

This will be eased somewhat by the news that they have , despite having wanted him to sign a new long-term contract before loaning him out to Palace.

The Blues are also set to announce the signing of Romeo Lavia from Southampton having beaten Liverpool to the midfielder’s signature.

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