Premier League club braced for summer offers for Liverpool-linked player

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Crystal Palace are preparing for offers for centre-back Marc Guehi in the summer transfer window, amid rumours of a move to Liverpool.

The centre of the Reds’ defence could be an area of the pitch that they look to focus on this summer, with Joel Matip expected to leave when his contract runs out.

Virgil van Dijk remains one of the best defenders in the world, but he is 33 later this year and will need to be replaced eventually, and Ibrahima Konate is injury-prone.

Meanwhile, youngster Jarell Quansah has impressed this season but is still a maturing talent, so a new centre-back is needed once this season comes to an end.

Guehi is one player who Liverpool have been linked with a move for, and according to Football Insider, Palace are ready for bids for one of their most prized assets:

“Crystal Palace are braced for summer offers for Liverpool defender target Marc Guehi, sources have told Football Insider. It is believed the Reds will be joined by Arsenal, Man United and Newcastle United in the race for the 23-year-old.

“However, a well-placed source has told Football Insider that at this time, Guehi is not thinking about a move away from Crystal Palace.
“The England international is currently out with a knee injury and is focusing on regaining fitness and claiming his place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the European Championships this summer. Palace are keen to keep Guehi at Selhurst Park until after the tournament in a bid to boost his value.”
Our thoughts on Liverpool snapping up Guehi this summer…
Guehi has been such a impressive performer for Palace for a number of years now, racking up 108 appearances to date and forcing his way into Gareth Southgate’s England setup.
Now feels like the right time for him to make a big step up and move to one of the biggest clubs in the country, and he could be ideal for Liverpool, being viewed as a long-term option at the heart of the defence.
That being said, the Eagles are likely to demand huge money for Guehi’s signature  – he is out of contract in 2026 – so if a cheaper option from abroad emerges, it may be worth going with that choice instead.
An average of 3.9 clearances per game in the Premier League this season highlights the Englishman’s defensive resilience, however, and incoming manager Arne Slot could view him as a fantastic option.

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