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Liverpool and West Ham eye Sassuolo star
Liverpool and West Ham are keeping close tabs on Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel, according to reports on GazzaMercato.it. However, it is understood that Jurgen Klopp wants to bring the Frenchman to Anfield in the January transfer window, while the Hammers would prefer to wait until the end of the season to capture the 25-year-old. Defrel is contracted to the Serie A club until the summer of 2020.
Liverpool want to sign Serie A midfielder
Liverpool are eyeing Atlanta holding midfielder Franck Kessie and have prepared a €27m bid for him, says Tuttomercatowb.com. Juventus had been planning on signing the Ivory Coast international next summer. However, the Reds are now hoping to beat the Serie A champions to the 19-year-old by signing him in January.
Balotelli open to Premier League move
Mario Balotelli has hinted at a return to the Premier League, but ruled out a move back to former club Liverpool. Speaking to Chinese media, the Nice forward said: ""(If go back to England) For sure not Liverpool. "Because I find myself very bad in Liverpool. I said the team was good and the fans are amazing, but I would never go back to Liverpool. "The first one I think in England is Manchester City, and the second team I always like is Arsenal. "That doesn't mean I'll go to play there. I just like them."
Two Premier-League clubs eye Schalke defender
Manchester City and Liverpооl are eyeing Kolasinac. According to Bild, Liverpool and Man City are set to go head to head in the battle to capture Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac. The 23-year-old Bosnia international will be available on a free transfer when his contract at the Veltins-Arena expires at the end of June.
Liverpool defender on Galatasaray radar
Galatasarayn want to sign Mamadou Sakho. According to TalkSport, the Turkish club are set to make a January move for Liverpool defender Sakho. The 26-year-old Frenchman has been on the periphery at Anfield this season, with boss Jurgen Klopp recently stating that a switch away next month could be a possibility.
Torino striker on several clubs radar
Italy international Andrea Belotti has signed a new long-term deal at Torino which includes a €100m buyout clause. The 22-year-old, who has netted 10 goals in 13 Serie A matches this term, had been linked with a string of Premier League clubs, including Tottenham, Man Utd and Liverpool. However, the striker has handed his suitors a blow by extending his stay in Turin.
Premier League clubs eye Silva
According to reports in A Bola, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and both Manchester clubs are eyeing Porto attacker Andre Silva. Premier League clubs are all understood preparing bids for the Portugal international. The 21-year-old player has a contract at the Estadio Dragao until the summer of 2012.
Premier League giants chase Porto striker
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and both Manchester clubs sent scouts to watch Porto striker Andre Silva at the weekend, according to reports in A Bola. The posse of Premier League sides are all understood to be pondering bids for the Portugal international. Silva, 21, has a contract at the Estadio Dragao until the summer of 2012.
Premier League giants watch Atalanata youngster
Atlanta’s hot prospect Franck Kessié is being watched by Premier League clubs, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. The Ivory Coast international has enjoyed a brilliant start to the season, scoring five times from midfield. The 19-year-old is reportedly wanted by Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal.
Klopp to keep Sturridge
Liverpool will reportedly resist any January interest in Daniel Sturridge. There has been speculation that West Ham are keen on the striker, who is not first choice at Anfield. However, the Daily Mirror say Jurgen Klopp is not willing to let Sturridge leave due to the potential of a lack of options up from. Sadio Mane will be at the Africa Cup of Nations while Philippe Coutinho might not be recovered from injury and Danny Ings has been ruled out for the season.