Transfer Round-Up: Vinicius & Rice Linked; Upamecano, Mbappe and more

Stephen Killen
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The January transfer window edges towards its conclusion, with just over a week left for clubs to do their final bit of business for the most important stage of the season.

Liverpool fell to their third defeat of the season on Thursday as Ashley Barnes dinted the Reds title credentials.

As a result of the defeat, the intensity in the fans’ calls for defensive reinforcements increased.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s time at the club seems to be over with no official confirmation, yet.

Who will replace the Dutchman in midfield?

Here is your Liverpool Transfer Round-Up:

PSG join Liverpool in race TO NOT sign Sergio Ramos

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The Real Madrid captain’s contract is up in Madrid this summer.

French champions, PSG, have joined English champions, Liverpool, in pulling out of the race for his signature.

As desperate we may be for a defender, I wouldn’t be able to forgive Ramos. for the Kyiv incidents.

Liverpool scout highly-rated Serie A Midfielder

When one door closes, in Liverpool’s case, multiple open.

It has been reported this week that the Reds have been scouting Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella.

He is currently valued (via Transfer Markt) at around £49.5million.

But, they will face competition from other clubs, especially in the Premier League.

De Paul links intensify

Staying in Italy and the midfield position and the Reds have also sent scouts to watch Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul.

Is he the perfect replacement for Wijnaldum? LFC TR Writer Danny Corcoran thinks so.

This week De Paul found the net.

But he was on the wrong side of the scoreline as Udinese fell to a 2-1 defeat away to Sampdoria.

However, he continues to be everpresent for them this season.

Liverpool monitoring Musiala

Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala is one of the hottest prospects in Europe.

Goal report that, as well as, German opposition, he has a new bumper contract in his sights.

Liverpool are among the clubs keeping a close eye on his situation.

£50million for Declan Rice

Declan Rice has increasingly become a household Premier League name and has excelled under David Moyes.

Liverpool are among the clubs interested in the 22-year-old.

Find the full report.

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FSG Out?

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Following Jurgen Klopp’s comments in the national newspapers, released late last night, it became clear of Klopp’s ambitions to sign defensive cover this window.

It is no secret that Liverpool are in desperate need for a defender.

His response didn’t go down with the fans for a specific reason as they called for the heads of those at Fenway Sports Group.

However, the German boss did concede that it was out of his hands.

Read the full story.

Van Dijk trudges off after a horror tackle by Jordan Pickford.

Eyes on Vinicius Jr.

Multiple reports are circulating suggesting that Brazilian duo Vinicius Jr. and Eder Militao are heading for the Bernabeu exit.

The highly-rated forward has reportedly been contacted by the powers that be at Anfield.

This morning (23rd January), it became known that both Militao and Vinicius will be allowed to leave in the summer.

It could be an interesting Summer for the Reds.

Leipzig name their price for Upamecano

Liverpool will be able to catch a glimpse of their transfer target, Dayot Upamecano, up close and personal in February as they face RB Leipzig.

Jurgen Klopp’s men face 180 minutes and potentially more against the Saxony giants

Reports from Germany suggest that the price for the Frenchman has finally come clear.

As a result, Liverpool will have to pay in excess of £40million for his services.

Mbappe closes the door on Liverpool?

French forward Kylian Mbappe says he is “happy at PSG” and if he were to sign an extension at the Parc Des Princes, it would be a long-term deal.

The rumour mill has been churning out Mbappe links to Real Madrid and Liverpool since the window began.

But it finally appears that he has quashed those links.

Other Reports

Liverpool present offer for David Alaba. [SPORT BILD]

Reds eye £500,000 Derby teenager. [Daily Mail]

Origi linked with RB Leipzig and offered to Inter Milan. [SPORT BILD & Corriere dello Sport]

Adama Traore eyeing Wolves exit. [Diario SPORT].

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