Liverpool’s hunt for midfield reinforcements is heating up, with the club reportedly investigating the possibility of bringing in Borussia Dortmund’s England star Jude Bellingham in the January window.
As well as a Bellingham deal – which would likely have to exceed £100million – the Reds are also weighing up potential moves for Wolves’ Ruben Neves and RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer.
Football Insider is reporting Liverpool and Dortmund have reached a “verbal agreement” on a price for Bellingham, although the Bundesliga club has been consistent with their stance that they want to hold onto him for this season.
Laimer, on the other hand, only has one more year on his contract, and has told Leipzig he will not sign an extension, making him the most likely of the three to be on the move.
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Laimer, 25, is coming off a season with four goals and four assists in 26 Bundesliga games, and has shown he can produce against quality opposition, with a goal and two assists from his home and away fixtures against Bayern Munich.
The 90min report believes Laimer may be angling for a move to the Bundesliga champions after proving himself against them, but Liverpool could try and take him to Anfield.
Meanwhile, Wolves have been able to fend off interest for Neves from fellow Premier League clubs such as Manchester United and Arsenal, but with two years left on his deal, now would be the time to cash in if his long-term future is not at Molineux.
– The Mirror are reporting if Antony leaves Ajax , the Eredivisie champions will try to land Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi as a replacement.
– According to Sky Sports, Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has told the club he wants to be sold to Manchester United .
– The Sun claims Chelsea are considering terminating Ross Barkley’s contract, which pays him £200,000 per week.
– Barcelona are working on moves for Bernardo Silva and Marcos Alonso , according to the Daily Mail.
– talkSPORT report West Ham are in talks with Adnan Januzaj to bring the 27-year-old back to the Premier League, as he is available on a free transfer after leaving Real Sociedad.