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Michael Olise transfer stance clear amid Liverpool and Man Utd links

Crystal Palace's Michael Olise is being linked to Liverpool.
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Liverpool will be active players in the summer transfer window. Arne Slot will want to make at least a couple of signings in order to hit the ground running in his new job, and the mammoth task at hand of replacing Jürgen Klopp.

Slot, together with new sporting director Richard Hughes and the returning pair of Julian Ward and Michael Edwards, will no doubt have already met to strategize the club's summer window. There could be signings in midfield and in defense, but in terms of the front line, it remains to be seen whether there will be any changes.

Unless there is a departure from one of Liverpool's forwards in the summer, with Luis Díaz being linked with Barcelona and Mohamed Salah still on the radar of the Saudi Pro League, adding another attacker would be a bonus rather than an absolute necessity.

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Should one of the pair leave, Crystal Palace's Michael Olise could be on the list of players who could sign. Olise had a superb second half of the season for Palace, ending the campaign with 10 goals in 19 games. Despite suffering a number of injuries that curtailed the number of games he played, Olise emerged as one of the Premier League's brightest prospects.

Liverpool has been linked with a move for the London-born striker, but faces competition for him in the shape of Manchester United. According to journalist Ben Jacobs, United considers Olise a 'priority target' this summer and the player would be keen on making the move. It is said that he was a boyhood fan of the Old Trafford side.

However, Palace doesn't want to let the player go. And, with other star players such as Eberechi Eze, Jean-Philippe Mateta, and Marc Guehi also linked with moves away, Palace's stance is that it's 'unthinkable' to lose all four players in one window.

In May, Palace coach Oliver Glasner stated (via the Metro) that he 'doesn't know' if both Olise and Eze will remain at the club in the summer and whether one or both of them may be sold. Jamie Carragher claimed recently on Sky Sports that both could play for 'any top side in the Premier League'.

Arsenal and Chelsea are also thought to be interested in signing Olise. The 22-year-old has been at Palace since 2021 after signing from Reading at the age of 19. In addition to his 10 goals this season, Olise also contributed six assists in the Premier League. His contact at Selhurst Park has another three years left to run.

Liverpool.com says: Liverpool may not buy a forward unless one is to be sold but more important than that is Olise injury history, which would be a concern. It is for that reason that the Reds should look elsewhere this summer.