Liverpool January transfer news LIVE: Reds target Roma star Strootman

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Liverpool target Strootman


Liverpool are considering making a move for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, Premium Sport   reports.

The Reds need to add to their midfield after the departure of Philippe Coutinho, while they could see Emre Can leave for Juventus, and see the Roma star as a smart addition.

Strootman, 27, is interested in a move to the Premier League, but there are said to be many clubs interested in him.


Rakitic eyes Barca exit


Ivan Rakitic Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is wanted by Juventus, Liverpool and Arsenal, according to Diario Gol.

Rakitic is wary that his gametime may be diminshed by the signing of Philippe Coutinho from the Reds, but he is unwilling to move before the World Cup next summer.

If he and Croatia perform well, the report states, then offers are likely to multiply.


Arsenal want Mahrez as Alexis replacement


Riyad Mahrez Arsenal

Arsenal are interested in luring Riyad Mahrez to Emirates Stadium in the January window as they look for a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, according to Le Buteur.

The Chilean is keen on joining Premier League rivals Manchester City, with both clubs currently in negotiations over a deal.

And Arsene Wenger has identified Mahrez, who has also been linked with Liverpool, as the ideal replacement, with Leicester City looking to receive €55 million from any potential sale.


Liverpool willing to sell Sturridge


Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool are willing to sell striker Daniel Sturridge during the January transfer window, according to ESPN .

Southampton and West Ham are said to be interested in the 28-year-old, who has scored two goals in nine Premier League appearances this season.

The Reds are more reluctant to loan out striker Danny Ings, with the 25-year-old seen as valuable cover should Sturridge leave.


Leipzig to resist January exit for Keita


Naby Keita

RB Leipzig will resist Liverpool's attempts to move Naby Keita's arrival at the club to January, according to the Liverpool Echo .

Liverpool have already agreed a £55 million deal for Keita to arrive in the summer, though the club reportedly would be prepared to pay extra to accelerate his transfer.

But Leipzig want to keep the midfielder until the end of the season, and the Reds don't plan to force the issue after engaging in amicable negotiations with the Bundesliga side last summer.


Barca rejected Coutinho loan


Philippe Coutinho Liverpool

Barcelona rejected the idea of loaning Philippe Coutinho back to Liverpool for the remainder of the season, according to the Daily Mail .

Liverpool's owners reportedly did everything in their power to keep the Brazilian at Anfield until the summer, hoping a loan would be reasonable given Coutinho is cup-tied in the Champions League.


Liverpool & Arsenal eye Stevenage youngster


Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool and Arsenal are monitoring 18-year-old Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot, according to the Daily Mail .

The Premier League sides reportedly sent scouts to Stevenage's FA Cup clash with Reading to evaluate the centre-back's first senior start.


Juve inform Liverpool of Can talks


Emre Can Liverpool

Juventus have informed Liverpool of their negotiations to sign Emre Can on a free transfer, claims Tuttosport .

Can is out of contract at the end of the season and Juve have offered the Germany international a five-year deal to move to Serie A.

And, in an attempt to tie the deal up as quickly as possible, Juve have told Can’s current club of their talks as they try to avoid missing out on the midfielder.


Origi keen on Wolfsburg deal


Divock Origi Wolfsburg

Divock Origi has admitted that he is open to a permanent transfer from Liverpool to Wolfsburg.

The Belgium international moved to the Bundesliga side on an initial loan deal in the summer and has since scored four goals for the club in 15 games.

He said: "I think everything's possible. I focus on the here and now. I have a good relationship with Liverpool, but feel really well here at Wolfsburg. We'll sit down at the end of the season, and talk we'll see what's next."

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Coutinho paid part of his transfer fee


Philippe Coutinho Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho agreed to pay part of the £142 million fee that sealed his move to Barcelona from Liverpool, according to The Times .

The Brazilian is believed to have paid about £9m out of his own pocket and will have to dish out another £2.5m in the future.

The controversial leak by Nike last week resulted in a change of the terms of the British record deal.


Madrid would have offered £177m for Coutinho


Philippe Coutinho Liverpool

Real Madrid were willing to offer £177 million for Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho before he agreed to join Barcelona in a £142m move, Mundo Deportivo reports.

However, it is unclear if Los Blancos were just looking to increase the price tag to throw off their Liga rivals and slow down the transfer process.

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