Journalist reports that Liverpool and Manchester United are eyeing on a deal for Michael Olise

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The rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United is vintage in the Premier League. Now, journalist Ben Jacobs reports that both Manchester United and Liverpool are ready to battle for a transfer target. The two English giants are having a common interest in Crystal Palace man Michael Olise. The Merseyside club will be looking for a long-term replacement for Mo Salah. On the other hand, Erik Ten Hag will want to bolster his right flank after Antony’s disaster performance. The Brazilian is yet to register a goal contribution in 22 appearances across competitions.

However, Jacobs confirms that a summer move for the Palace star is complicated. The Eagles will have an asking price of £35m as per the deal. Olise has scored five goals and assisted one from nine Premier League appearances this season. The journalist said,

“I don’t see anyone succeeding (or even necessarily trying) 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.”

Chelsea tried to sign the winger previously though. However, he chose to stay at Selhurst Park and penned a contract till 2027. Jacobs continued,

It’s too early to say if Chelsea will return, but I would keep an eye on Liverpool and Manchester United. Olise is having a superb season so far and a summer exit from Palace could be a real possibility because he wants to play European football.”

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