STURRIDGE TOLD HE CAN LEAVE LIVERPOOL
Daniel Sturridge has been told he is free to leave Liverpool in the January transfer window, according to The Sun .
The Reds forward, 28, is hoping to play frequently enough to merit a place in England’s squad at World Cup 2018, but he’s been consistently overlooked for the starting XI at Anfield this season.
A loan move abroad is the most likely outcome for the former Chelsea and Manchester City attacker as Liverpool look to shift his £125,000-per-week wages.
JUVENTUS TO MAKE £4.5M EMRE CAN DEAL
Juventus are willing to offer Liverpool utility man Emre Can a £4.5 million salary to sign for them next summer, according to the Daily Mail .
Contract talks between Can – whose contract runs out at the end of the season – and Liverpool have stalled in recent weeks.
The Germany international, who can play in defence or midfield, has been in and out of Jurgen Klopp’s first team plans in 2017-18.
LIVERPOOL TO MISS OUT ON DE VRIJ
Liverpool are set to miss out on Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij, according to the Mirror .
The Reds reportedly have monitored the Dutch centre-back as an alternative to Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, but they’re poised to miss out as Inter Milan prepare a £25 million bid that would keep De Vrij in Serie A.
BARCA TO IMPOVE COUTINHO BID
Barcelona’s main objective this winter will once again be the signing of Philippe Coutinho, with the Spanish side ready to come back in with an improved bid according to Mundo Deportivo .
While Liverpool turned down their star man’s transfer request this summer, it is thought they will be more open to his move during the January transfer window and Barcelona believe there is a price set around €145 million
LIVERPOOL BID FOR VRSALJKO
Liverpool are trying to pry away Croatia international Sime Vrsaljko from Atletico Madrid, according to beIN Sport contributor Tancredi Palmeri .
Palmeri says the Reds have come in with a €28 million bid for the full-back, who Atletico boss Diego Simeone has hinted he could sell for the right price.
LIVERPOOL LINE UP ATLETICO DEFENDER
Liverpool have joined Napoli in showing an interest in Atletico Madrid full-back Sime Vrsaljko, according to Corriere dello Sport .
Napoli have been hoping to sign the Croatia international in a €25 million deal in January, but could face late competition from Liverpool.
DORTMUND WON’T SELL AUBAMEYANG
Borussia Dortmund will not sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the January transfer window, according to Sport Bild .
Aubameyang had been keen to leave Dortmund in the summer, but no offers met his €70 million valuation and he has been linked with a departure in the New Year.
The likes of Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and Real Madrid are all said to be interested in Aubameyang, but Dortmund want to keep the Gabon forward to boost their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
CHELSEA ENTER LEMAR CHASE
Chelsea have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the pursuit of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, reports L’Equipe .
The Gunners led the hunt over the summer, but they now face competition from Premier League rivals for a £90 million talent.
REAL KEEN ON SALAH
Real Madrid are keen to sign Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah, according to Don Balon .
The report claims the Liga outfit are prepared to offer Lucas Vazquez as part of any deal to try and lure Salah, who has scored 19 goals for Liverpool so far this term, to the Spanish capital.
COUTINHO PREPARED TO SEE OUT SEASON
Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho is willing to wait until the end of the season to join Barcelona, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Brazil international is eager to move to Camp Nou to play alongside Lionel Messi, but has come to a compromise at Anfield which will see him turn down the chance to move in January if the transfer is agreed with Barcelona for a summer transfer.
This would give Coutinho the move he desires, but also give Reds boss Jurgen Klopp enough time to find an adequate replacement for the 25-year-old.