Keita not joining Liverpool in January
Liverpool will not be completing the £57 million signing of Naby Keita until the summer, RB Leipzig have announced, with a January switch ruled out.
Having spent much of the last transfer window pursuing a deal for the Guinea international, an agreement was eventually reached for the midfielder to move ahead of the 2018-19 season.
The Reds had hoped to use some of the money recouped from the sale of Coutinho to bring Keita's arrival at Anfield forward, but the player's current club will not sanction an early switch.
Liverpool prepare €30m Martins bid
Liverpool are willing to pay €30 million to sign Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins, reports Correio da Manha.
Martins’s release clause stands at €60m, but Liverpool are only prepared to offer about half that sum as the Premier League club search for a replacement for Philippe Coutinho.
The 22-year-old has repeatedly been linked with a move to Anfield and Martins can expect to earn five times more than his current salary, if a deal is done.
Liverpool & Man Utd set for De Vrij frustration
Manchester United, Liverpool, Inter and Juventus have been warned by Lazio that they face frustration in the ongoing pursuit of Stefan de Vrij.
The Dutch defender is out of contract at the end of the season, but Lazio director of sport Igli Tare remains confident that De Vrij will ultimately commit his future to his current club.
Liverpool enter chase for Alexis
Liverpool are ready to battle Manchester United and City for the signature of Alexis Sanchez, reports the Mirror.
The Chilean's future has become increasingly unclear in January, with United muscling in on a player who seemed destined for the Etihad Stadium.
And now the Reds are prepared to spend a portion of the massive fee earned on Philippe Coutinho's sale to clinch the Arsenal forward.
Oblak admits to no deal talks
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak admits he has not held talks with the club regarding a new contract.
Regarded as one of the best keepers in the world, Slovenia international Oblak has been linked with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool.
No Alexis in Arsenal squad as January exit looms
Alexis Sanchez didn’t travel with the Arsenal squad to Bournemouth and won’t feature in Sunday’s Premier League match, Goal has learned.
The 29-year-old is subject of a transfer tussle between Manchester United and Manchester City this month, while Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in the Chilean.
De Boer: Liverpool would suit Zaha
Frank de Boer feels Liverpool would be a great option for Wilfried Zaha, who could "play for a much bigger club than Crystal Palace", according to the Dutchman.
"Liverpool would be a great club for him, but I'm going to see what he does in the future," he said. "I'm very interested in him because I think he has a great potential."
Suso back to Anfield?
Liverpool are considering a move to bring Suso back to Anfield from AC Milan, reports Tuttosport .
The Spanish forward left England in 2015 after struggling to make an impact, but he has impressed in Italy and caught the Reds' eye once again.
Madrid to swap Bale for Salah
Real Madrid could use Gareth Bale as bait in order to land Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, claims Don Balon .
Salah's sensational form this season has caught the eye of the Merengue, who have struggled to score goals.
And they would be prepared to sacrifice their record signing to convince Liverpool into selling the Egypt star.
Liverpool still hopeful over Goretzka
Liverpool are still hopeful of snatching Leon Goretzka out of Bayern Munich's grasp, according to the Mirror .
The Schalke prospect is in high demand, as his contract is up at the end of the season.
But while Bayern are hot favourites to sign the midfielder, Liverpool will not give up the pursuit and contact has been made with Goretzka's agents.
No early Liverpool move for Keita?
RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick has denied Liverpool have made an offer to sign Naby Keita in January.
"Neither the player has told us that he wants to change, nor is there an offer from Liverpool," he said on Saturday.
Rush fears £200m bid for Salah
Livrepool legend Ian Rush fears that Real Madrid and Barcelona could come after Mohamed Salah with a massive bid of bid £200 million.
“On current form I would place Mo Salah ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s better than them at the moment," Rush is quoted as saying by the Mirror .
“Mo is also the African Player of the Year, which – considering the standard of their players throughout Europe – is a great honour.
“There’s already been talk of Real Madrid looking at him – and who can blame them? In today’s inflated market, it wouldn’t surprise me if Liverpool one day received a £200m bid for him.
“Hopefully, he is happy where he is – after all, he only arrived last summer.
“There’s a time and a place to sell a player if the right money comes in, but, for Liverpool, it’s certainly not now."