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Dani Olmo addresses Liverpool transfer links ahead of Euro 2024

Ferran Torres, Pedri and Dani Olmo take part in a Spain training session at Ciudad del Futbol de Las Rozas on June 01, 2024 in Madrid, Spain.
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Liverpool could see a number of its summer dealings delayed slightly by Euro 2024. Arne Slot will be without some of his new team's stars when pre-season gets underway, and transfer plans could be impacted too.

Some clubs have managed to complete major business ahead of the Euros getting underway, with Real Madrid confirming the long-anticipated arrival of Kylian Mbappe. But once the tournament in Germany kicks off, any players involved will be increasingly difficult to negotiate with when it comes to transfers.

One player who has been linked to Liverpool recently is Dani Olmo. Set to represent Spain at Euro 2024 provided he makes the final cut, he has been discussing the speculation around his future.

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Spanish outlet SPORT claimed last month that Liverpool was among the sides interested in triggering the $65m (£52m/€60m) release clause in the 26-year-old's contract. It would not be the first time the Reds have taken advantage of such a mechanism to secure a deal for an RB Leipzig star.

The same report suggested that Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all hold an interest as well. And Olmo has admitted he is flattered to be linked with such high-profile Premier League teams.

"I am calm and focused on what is coming, which is [Euro 2024], which is no small thing," Olmo told Mundo Deportivo. He has been named to Luis de la Fuente's 29-man provisional squad among the forward options, with a total of three players needing to be cut before the tournament gets underway.

"It is clear that it is good to see your name related to great teams in Europe and the world, that motivates me, but I am focused on the Euro and I hope we can return with the trophy," insisted Olmo. "Then we'll see. It's nice to see your name related to the greats, but I insist, it's nothing that bothers me. I am focused on the field and then whatever has to be, will be."

Olmo had a somewhat injury-hit season in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig, but finished on four goals and five assists. He memorably kicked off the season with a hat-trick against Bayern Munich in the DFL-Supercup, an unfortunate sign of things to come for the newly arrived Harry Kane.

Liverpool.com says: You can rely on Olmo to make a studied, considered decision over his next career steps. He took an unusual step when he was younger by swapping the Barcelona academy for Dinamo Zagreb, but that move paid off handsomely, and he has worked his way up to the point where his space in Spain's final Euro 2024 squad looks more or less assured.

Versatile across the front line and as a number 10, Olmo would be an interesting addition at Liverpool. His injury history, however, would be a slight concern.