The latest on the players Liverpool have been linked with this January – and who might leave the club…
Liverpool have signed Japan attacking midfielder Takumi Minamino from Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg.
The 24-year-old underwent a medical and agreed personal terms with the Premier League leaders on Wednesday after they triggered his £7.25m release clause.
Who is Takumi Minamino?Forward Rhian Brewster has moved to Swansea on loan and Nathaniel Phillips has returned to Stuttgart on loan until the end of the season.
The latest players Liverpool have been linked with…
Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham are among the clubs monitoring Brighton defender Ben White during his current loan at Leeds.
There is no break clause in his season-long loan from the Seagulls, however, so the most likely chance of a deal this month would be for a club to buy him and agree to loan him straight back to Leeds for the rest of the campaign.
However, the Nigeria international is expected to stay at Lille for the rest of the season unless the French club receives a January offer that is too good to refuse.
Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu has seemed to confirm Liverpool are interested in goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir too, saying: “It’s been said Liverpool have made an offer. So a team that is undefeated in the Premier League wants my keeper. In other words Liverpool’s goalkeeper is in my goal.”
Who else have the Reds been linked with?
Leon Bailey, Bayer Leverkusen [Daily Star]Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund [Daily Express]Ryan Fraser, Bournemouth [TalkSport]Mathieu Goncalves, Toulouse [Daily Mail]Adama Traore, Wolves [The Sun]Jarrad Branthwaite, Carlisle [Daily Mail]Allan, Fluminense [UOL]Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona [Daily Express]
The latest on those who could leave Liverpool this January…
Liverpool have also had enquiries for right-back Nathaniel Clyne, who was available in the summer, and he is said to have a good chance at a move next month due to a step up in his recovery from injury.
The England international was ruled out for around six months with a cruciate knee ligament injury picked up in pre-season game against Borussia Dortmund, but he is expected to return to training next month.
Georginio Wijnaldum is very happy at Liverpool and would like to stay at Anfield as long as possible. There have been reports Wijnaldum could leave Anfield when his contract runs out in 18 months, but the midfielder believes he is at the best club in the world and plans are in the pipeline for talks over a new deal.
Who else could depart Anfield?
Adam Lallana, PSG [Daily Mirror]Harry Wilson, Bournemouth [TalkSport]Sadio Mane, Real Madrid [Daily Star].
How to follow the January transfer window with Sky Sports
Sky Sports will bring you the very latest news from the January transfer market with the return of three shows.
Start your day with Good Morning Transfers at 9am as our team of reporters bring you the latest news and insight. Transfer Talk then follows at midday delivering analysis of the biggest stories. Then join us at 7pm for the definitive round-up of the day’s news with The Transfer Show.