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Liverpool January transfer news LIVE: Salah being lined up by Real Madrid

18:10 GMT+3 10/01/2018
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool
Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Reds as the January transfer window heats up

Madrid step up Salah interest


Real Madrid are set to step up their efforts to sign Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, according to  Gianluca Di Marzio .

Egypt international Salah has been a revelation for the Reds since moving to Anfield in the summer, scoring 23 goals in all competitions in the opening months of the campaign.

But his stay on Merseyside could be short-lived, with Madrid keen to bring in a big name to counter Barcelona's signing of Philippe Coutinho.


Sturridge eyes Inter loan


Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is keen to join Inter on loan for the rest of the season, reports Tuttosport.

Sturridge has struggled for regular starts this season and is keen to be playing more football ahead of the World Cup in Russia in the summer.

Reports have claimed Liverpool are prepared to sell the England international, while Inter view Sturridge as an alternative signing to Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu.


Gomez open to Liverpool move


Alejandro Gomez would be willing to leave Atalanta to join Liverpool during the January transfer window, claims Tuttosport.

Liverpool are considering their transfer options following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and have been linked with a string of attackers.

Gomez is the latest in this list and the Argentine, who has been in fine form for Atalanta this season, would be open to a move to Anfield.


Lemar will cost at least £90m


Liverpool and Arsenal will need to spend at £90 million to land Thomas Lemar from Monaco, according to The Mirror. 

Lemar turned down a £90m move to Arsenal on deadline day in August, and Monaco are set to begin the bidding for the 22-year-old's services at that figure.

Monaco are open to selling Lemar in January, as the French side side are out of the Champions League and far off Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1


Arsenal join Liverpool & City in Pavon chase


Arsenal have joined Liverpool and Man City in the chase for Boca Juniors forward Cristian Pavon, reports the Daily Mail.

The 21-year-old striker has turned heads with his performances for the Argentine giants, and has been compared to Alexis Sanchez. 

Pavon is said to have a £27 million release clause, and is likely to be named in Jorge Sampaoli's Argentina squad for the World Cup in Russia.


Mertens open to new Napoli deal


Napoli are hoping to renegotiate Dries Mertens' contract in order to avoid losing the Belgium international to Manchester United or Liverpool, according to Sky Sport Italia .

Mertens signed a new deal in May 2017 that included a relatively small €28m release clause. Napoli are willing to increase Mertens' salary in a new contract in exchange for a big increase in that release clause. 


Conte: Chelsea wanted Van Dijk


Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the Blues were interested in Virgil van Dijk before the centre-back made his £75 million move to Liverpool from Southampton earlier this month. 

"For sure he was our target but as you know this is football. We can have a lot of targets but you must be able to reach those targets," Conte said. 

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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


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.