Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise has been enjoying a good season for the Eagles, albeit one interrupted with injury.
The attacker has managed five goals and one assist in nine Premier League games.
That is an extremely good return, and it’s got some of England’s biggest clubs on watch – including Liverpool.
On Monday, Mark Ogden from ESPN reported that Liverpool, alongside Manchester United and Chelsea, are interested in the 22-year-old.
Manchester United seem very keen on Olise and are reportedly willing to send Aaron Wan-Bissaka back the other way in a potential deal.
The Red Devils bought Wan-Bissaka from Palace themselves for £50 million back in 2019.
While it is believed that Liverpool admire the player, it’s unlikely the Reds will make a move for Olise in January.
With the transfer window now half-way to closing, it does seem like Liverpool are content with those in their ranks already.
Nonetheless, Fabrizio Romano has now commented on the Michael Olise to Anfield situation.
What did Fabrizio Romano say about Michael Olise?
The Italian transfer guru has consistently played down any Liverpool links this window, which suggests Jurgen Klopp and co. will not utilize the market this winter.
Speaking on his KICK channel, Romano began:
“Olise to Liverpool?”, when asked by fans for update.
“Guys, Olise is going nowhere in January.”
“This is the feeling at least today. In the summer, it could be different it could be different because he has a release clause.”
“So, in that case, the story could be different for Olise.”
Once again, the Italian has suggested that Liverpool’s interest is just interest, and nothing more advanced than that.
Michael Olise’s release clause is believed to be worth around £60 million.
That is not the worst amount of money to spend on a young, Premier League-proven talent who still has lots of potential.
Journalist Ben Jacobs echoed the sentiments of Romano, saying himself this week:
“I don’t see anyone succeeding in signing Michael Olise this window, but there could well be a battle for his signature over the summer when a release clause, in his new contract, kicks in.”
“The clause is higher than his old and complicated £35m one which Chelsea tried to trigger over the summer only to see Olise pen a new contract.”
“It’s too early to say if Chelsea will return, but I would keep an eye on Liverpool and Manchester United.”
Where would Olise fit in at Liverpool?
Since Liverpool do not play with a traditional No.10, Olise would likely find joy playing on the right-wing as an inverted winger.
Of course, that position picks itself – Mohamed Salah has earned that right.
Olise showed that he was willing to wait for the right move by rejecting advances from Chelsea in the summer.
The 22-year-old has had a big hamstring injury recently, one that kept him out for a lot of this season.
One thing seems clear – Mohamed Salah would likely have to leave the club before Liverpool ever make a move for Michael Olise.