Luis Diaz Liverpool transfer can give incoming £51m signing dream welcome gift

Spain and RB Leipzig attacker Dani Olmo celebrates.
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Dani Olmo was in the headlines for Spain during their Euro 2024 quarter-final against Germany after finding the back of the net against the host nation.

The RB Leipzig attacker opened the scoring in the second-half after steering past Manuel Neuer from Lamine Yamal's cut-back. Olmo is considered as the next player to come from the German clubs production line following in the footsteps of Dominik Szoboszlai and Ibrahima Konate, who made the switch to Liverpool from the Bundesliga.

In modern transfer windows, there are few players that haven't been mooted with a move to Anfield, especially under former manager Jurgen Klopp. Now under the stewardship of new head coach Arne Slot, Liverpool will continue to face speculation over possible incomings - something which could intensify after admissions from the Dutchman and new sporting director Richard Hughes after addressing the media on Friday.

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Olmo isn't immune to reports of interest from Liverpool and has previously discussed speculation over his future at Die Roten Bullen. Mundo Deportivo namedropped the Reds as a club interested in the 26-year-old.

Speaking during the European Championships, he said: "I am calm and focused on what is coming, which is the Euro, which is no small thing. It is clear that it is good to see your name related to great teams in Europe and the world, that motivates me, but I am focused on the Euro and I hope we can return with the trophy.

"Then we'll see. It's nice to see your name related to the greats, but I insist, it's nothing that bothers me. I am focused on the field and then whatever has to be, will be."

Manchester City, however, are another club rumoured to hold an interest in the attacker with German outlet BILD suggesting Pep Guardiola's side are admirers.

It has been said that interest from the Etihad Stadium is 'concrete' with the Spanish head coach looking to bring his fellow countryman to East Manchester. Reports also suggest that the attacker has €60million (£50m) release clause which will reportedly expire on July 15.

Although a move for Olmo remains hypothetical for now, it could hinge on the future of Luis Diaz. The Colombian has faced increasing speculation over his future at Anfield after interest emerged from Spanish media.

Mundo Deportivo in particular claimed Barcelona were lining up a move for Diaz and were looking to offload former Leeds United winger Raphinha in order to raise funds to sign the Reds number 7. The ECHO reported earlier this month that there is no appetite to sell the former FC Porto winger from inside the club.

However, should the Colombian leave, it would open up a vacancy for the number seven shirt, a number held by Olmo for the last three seasons, in a gift to the Spanish hero.