Liverpool January transfer news LIVE: Leicester determined to keep Mahrez

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Leicester determined to keep Mahrez 


Leicester City are committed to keeping Riyad Mahrez at the club beyond the January transfer window, according to manager Claude Puel.

The Algeria international, a key member of the Foxes' title-winning side of 2015-16, has been in a rich vein of form recently, directly contributing to eight goals - five goals, three assists - in his last 10 Premier League appearances.

Read Puel's comments on Goal!


Liverpool & Arsenal target Mahrez to cost £100m


Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City

Leicester City manager Claude Puel believes star attacker Riyad Mahrez could "cost even more than £100 million" in the summer transfer window.

Mahrez, 26, has been linked with a move away from the Premier League side, with Arsenal and Liverpool among those reportedly interested.

Read the full story right here on Goal!


Dortmund sign Akanji


Manuel Akanji, Switzerland

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of reported Manchester United and Liverpool target Manuel Akanji from Basel.

The two Premier League giants were said to be interested in the services of the 22-year-old, but Dortmund have beaten both to the prize in a deal thought to be worth in the region of €22 million.

Akanji, a Switzerland international centre-half, has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at Signal Iduna Park.

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Bayern expect Goretzka decision soon


Leon Goretzka

Bayern Munich expect midfield target Leon Goretzka to decide his Schalke future "in a few days".

Goretzka, 22, has entered the final six months of his Schalke contract and is able to talk to other clubs about a potential free transfer at the end of the season.

The likes of Barcelona, Liverpool and Juventus are rumoured to be interested in the Germany international, but Bayern are leading the chase.

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City pull out of Alexis deal


Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal

Manchester City have pulled the plug on their pursuit of Alexis Sanchez, leaving rivals Manchester United with a clear run at tying up a shock deal for the Arsenal man in the coming days.

City made it clear on Friday that they would walk away from the deal if the total price of a January move did not suit them, and that is exactly what has happened.

Read Sam Lee's report right here on Goal!


Keita not joining Liverpool in January


Naby Keita RB Leipzig

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.

Read the full story here.


Liverpool prepare €30m Martins bid


Gelson Martins Sporting CP

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


Stefan de Vrij Lazio

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.

Read the full story on Goal!

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