LIVERPOOL & SPURS CHASE BREMEN STARLET
Liverpool are set to duke it out with Tottenham as the Premier League sides attempt to sign Werder Bremen starlet David Philipp, according to Sky Germany.
The 17-year-old attacking midfielder shot to prominence last season with stellar displays for the Bundesliga club's Under-17 side, scoring 18 goals in 21 appearances.
Out of contract next summer, Philipp has already racked up two goals and four assists with Bremen's U19 side this term.
INTER TO KEEP LIVERPOOL TARGET
Inter Milan are ready to reward Liverpool target Zinho Vanheusden with a new contract until 2022, reports Corriere dello Sport .
Liverpool have previously enquired about the 18-year-old defender, but Inter are optimistic of being able to agree a new deal with Vanheusden.
LIVERPOOL WANTED MULLER TO REPLACE COUTINHO
Liverpool were willing to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and had lined up Thomas Muller as his replacement, claims Bild .
The Reds were open to spending €100 million on the Bayern Munich forward, using the cash they were hoping to receive from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho.
The report claims that the Bundesliga club's reluctance to sell scuppered any move, however, with the Reds consequently stopping Coutinho from making the move to Spain.
SCHALKE OFFER GORETZKA €10M A YEAR TO STAY
Schalke are prepared to offer Leon Goretzka a club record €10 million-a-year contract in a bid to persuade the midfielder to sign a new deal, reports Kicker.
Goretzka is out of contract at the end of the season, and has been linked with Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Liverpool, but Schalke are hoping the bumper salary will persuade the 22-year-old to stay.
BARCA TURN ATTENTION TO MANE
Having missed out on Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona are now closely monitoring Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, according to the Mirror.
The Catalan giants saw several bids knocked back by the Reds for their Brazilian playmaker, but the resolve of those at Anfield could be tested again if further moves are made from Camp Nou.
BARCA WON'T RETURN FOR COUTINHO IN JANUARY
Barcelona will not return with a fresh offer to sign Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho in January, according to Marca.
The report claims the Blaugrana will not rekindle their interest in four months' time because Coutinho is now cup-tied in the Champions League, having featured in Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Sevilla.
Marca say Barca will instead turn to Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri as they look to strengthen their midfield options in the winter.
LIVERPOOL FOLLOW FIORENTINA WINGER
Liverpool are among the clubs showing an interest in Fiorentina’s teenage winger Federico Chiesa, claims Calciomercato.com.
The 19-year-old, who is the son of former Parma and Italy striker Enrico Chiesa, is valued at €40 million and has also been linked with Everton, Inter Milan and Napoli.
LIVERPOOL SUFFER TIMO WERNER BLOW
Liverpool target Timo Werner is closing in on a new deal at RB Leipzig, according to a report from the Mirror.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen on strengthening his front line and had marked the Germany international as a target, though Real Madrid were also interested in the 21-year-old.
Werner scored 21 Bundesliga goals last season in just 28 starts, helping the top-flight newcomers to a Champions League position.
LIVERPOOL LOOK AT DE VRIJ
Liverpool are weighing up a move to sign Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij next summer in addition to a fresh approach for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, claims Calciomercato.com, via the Daily Mirror .
De Vrij is out of contract at the end of the season and has yet to agree fresh terms, with Borussia Dortmund, Lazio and Juventus also reportedly keen on the centre-half.
CHELSEA & LIVERPOOL IN DEFENDER SCRAP
Chelsea and Liverpool are watching the progress of teenage Uruguayan defender Sebastian Caceres, but could face competition from Barcelona for any deal, claims The Sun .
Caceres plays for Liverpool FC in his homeland and has impressed scouts with his performances since breaking into the first team.
COUTINHO HURT BY FAILED BARCA MOVE
Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho was left hurt by Barcelona's failed pursuit of him in the summer transfer window, according to Don Ballon .
The Brazil international felt that the Catalans should have made a more concerted effort for his signature. The report claims he was given assurances by Barca's directors that he would sign only for the deal to fall through.
LIVERPOOL FACE VAN DIJK COMPETITION
Juventus will make a January move for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, the Mirror reports.
The Netherlands international has been a long-time target for Liverpool, while Chelsea also hold an interest in a player who still wishes to leave.
MARKOVIC SET FOR LIVERPOOL STAY
Liverpool are expecting Lazar Markovic to stay at the club until January rather than join a Turkish club on loan, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Markovic was linked with a move to Fenerbahce, but the winger, who was also a target for Fiorentina over the summer, is unlikely to agree a deal before Friday’s deadline in Turkey.
LIVERPOOL TRACK PALACE STARLET
Crystal Palace teenager Joseph Hungbo is being tracked by Liverpool, according to the South London Press.
Hungbo is capable of playing on the wing or in an attacking support role, and the 17-year-old’s performances for Palace’s Under-18 team have piqued Liverpool’s interest.
BARCA AIM TO WIN LOPEZ CHASE
Barcelona have made contact with Maxime Lopez’s agents in an attempt to win the race to sign the Marseille midfielder, claims Mundo Deportivo.
Lopez has also been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid, but the 19-year-old is reportedly a big Barca fan and admirer of Andres Iniesta, with the Catalan club hoping that will prove a persuasive factor in their efforts to agree a deal next summer.
MULLER TARGETED BY PL TRIO
Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all showed an interest in signing Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller during the summer, according to Sport Bild.
Muller’s future at Bayern appears to be uncertain as he is no longer a guaranteed starter under Carlo Ancelotti and, along with the Premier League trio, attracted attention from Juventus in the transfer window.
CAN WANTS LIVERPOOL RELEASE CLAUSE
Emre Can’s representatives want a release clause included in any new contract the midfielder signs with Liverpool, according to The Times.
The Germany international is in the final year of his current deal and has been linked with a move to Juventus, with Liverpool reportedly reluctant to accept the demand for a release clause.
RAFINHA SET FOR PREMIER LEAGUE MOVE
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha is gearing up for a move to the Premier League in January, reports Mundo Deportivo.
The Brazil international is recovering from a knee injury, and is keen to grab regular first-team football to strengthen his chances of going to next year's World Cup.
And, with limited opportunities at Camp Nou, a move to England could help his cause, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham among those reportedly interested in his services this summer.