Liverpool receive clear £59m transfer warning in double message to Arne Slot

Arda Guler of Turkiye looks on during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Turkiye and Portugal at Football Stadium Dortmund on June 22, 2024 in Dortmund, Germany.
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Arne Slot has been warned against making any Liverpool transfer decisions based on performances at Euro 2024. The knockout stages of the summer tournament in Germany are set to get underway this Saturday with a number of players impressing in the group phase.

For Germany, both Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala have been among the goals which has seen links to Liverpool strengthen. Elsewhere, Spain and Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams has placed himself in the thoughts of several Premier League clubs, including the Reds, with some scintillating displays out wide.

Also in Spain's Euros group was Italy, with Liverpool reportedly taking a keen interest in two players from their squad. Federico Chiesa has been a long-term target of Liverpool, though his international teammate Riccardo Calafiori is very much a new name.

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The 22-year-old had impressed with Bologna in the 2023/24 season and those performances continued at the European Championships. While he consistently showed his ability in Serie A, transfer links to the Premier League really only arrived following his displays in Germany.

Turkiye and Real Madrid starlet Arda Guler is another to have shined with the wonderkid playing a key role in his nation's qualification to the round of 16. Prior to that, he had been linked to an Anfield switch, though Slot has been warned against signing him for a specific reason - and it's possible it also applies to Calafiori.

As part of bet365’s Euro 2024 coverage, Emmanuel Petit said: "I think that Liverpool need other players before they bring in Arda Guler. I don't know what the new manager wants to do, but you have to be careful when signing players on the back of them shining at a major tournament after they haven’t yet made an impact at club level.

"You get all the expectation and the fascination but the competition is different to domestic football, so some players sometimes shine and all of a sudden when they come back to the club they become average. So you have to be very careful about that."