Liverpool could make cheaper-than-expected transfer u-turn as release clause emerges

Crystal Palace star Eberechi Eze in action for England
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Liverpool are likely to be busy scouting the market for potential new signings ahead of the summer transfer window.

The window opens on June 14, at which point the Reds and other Premier League clubs will officially be able to complete deals ahead of next season. Liverpool will have new head coach Arne Slot in the Anfield dugout, where he will be tasked with helping the club challenge for major honours.

In the background, work will already be underway for potential transfer targets this summer. One player who could prove to be of interest to Liverpool is Eberechi Eze.

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The Reds have not yet been directly linked with a move for the Crystal Palace star this summer. However, reports have credited the Reds with an interest in his team-mate at Selhurst Park, Michael Olise.

Like Olise, Eze has been tipped to leave Palace this summer if a suitable offer is made. According to the Daily Mail, the valuation of Eze's release clause is £60 million, with the potential for an additional £8 million through various add-ons.

Even though Eze has not been linked with Liverpool, his player profile shows that he could be the perfect fit for the Reds. The 25-year-old is capable of operating in several different positions, including either in a No.10 role or on either wing.

Liverpool have been linked with a move for a new forward this summer, with Luis Diaz reportedly the subject of interest from Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. There is also uncertainty about Mohamed Salah's long-term future at Anfield with his contract set to expire in 2025.

Eze scored 11 goals with six assists for Palace last season, which has led to speculation he could be linked with a move away from Selhurst Park. His versatility, age, eye for goal and release clause tick all the boxes that Liverpool like to look for when making new signings. The Reds could certainly do worse.