Liverpool reports: striker a priority target, £53m attacker update and more gossip

first_imgLiverpool could be the team to watch in the final few days of the January transfer window.Alex Teixeira has been open in his desire to move to Anfield before the window slams shut on Monday, so has any progress been made or has the deal suffered a major blow?And is Jurgen Klopp eyeing anyone else over the next few days?10 DEADLINE DEALS MOST LIKELY TO HAPPEN THIS JANUARYCheck out six of the latest transfer rumours on Liverpool by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 6 1. Piotr Zielinski – Reds to put £11m aside for Poland international? Read the latest on this transfer rumour below, then click the arrow above to catch up on five more reports – Zielinski, on loan at Empoli from Udinese until the end of the season, has emerged as a target for Klopp. The German boss was, according to the Mirror, considering an £11m bid for the central midfielder this month, but may have accepted any possible deal may be hold until the summer with the player content with his situation ahead of the 2016 European Championship finals. 6 5. Jerome Sinclair – Watford closing in on deal? – Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has confirmed his interest in the Liverpool winger, with recent reports claiming that a £3m offer has been tabled. According to the Daily Mail, the Hornets’ offer falls far short of the Reds’ valuation, though confidence appears high at Vicarage Road over a deal being completed before the window slams shut on Monday. 6 3. Gary Cahill – Klopp to make late move for England international? – Danny Murphy told talkSPORT that Cahill, who has apparently grown disillusioned with life at Stamford Bridge after falling behind Kurt Zouma and John Terry in the pecking order, would be a perfect fit at Anfield: “Would he suit Liverpool? Would he be a player that gets into the Liverpool team and make a difference? Yes, he would. He’s a terrific lad, a good pro, a good trainer and not a moaner or a whinger.” This could be one to watch on deadline day. 6 4. Alex Teixeira – Liverpool priced out of a move this month? – Over the past week, reports have suggested that Liverpool were leading the chase for the Shakhtar Donetsk forward. Now, however, the Reds appear to have been priced out of a move, with the club’s general director Sergiy Palkin revealing that the Brazilian would only be sold if his release clause of €70m (£53m) is met. Jurgen Klopp is allegedly desperate to sign Teixeria before the close of the January transfer window, but it could now simply be a case of how much cash the Merseyside outfit are willing to offer. 6 2. Javier Hernandez – ex-Manchester United striker a priority summer signing for Liverpool? – With Christian Benteke yet to deliver on his £32.5m price tag, Klopp is reportedly addressing his attack and former Manchester United striker Hernandez is on his wish list. The Times claim that the Reds manager has made the Little Pea a priority target in the summer, but given his prolific form since moving to Bayer Leverkusen at the start of the season, having scored 19 goals in all competitions, he could command a fee of as much as £20m. 6 6. Adam Bogdan – stopper looking to leave Anfield before the close of the January market? – Given Simon Mignolet has just penned a new contract until 2020, Bodgan’s first team chances are set to remain limited. The former Bolton Wanderers keeper is reportedly fed up with life at Anfield, and Ligue 1 side Reims, according to Sky Sports, are interested in taking him on loan until the end of the season. He could leave before the close of the January window, but Klopp may block his exit.last_img read more