Liverpool FC Transfer Round-Up: News & Rumours You May Have Missed

Stephen Killen
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The Transfer Window has reached the midway point and the rumour wheel is churning.

However, Liverpool’s defensive trouble rumble on, will we see a new addition enter the fray?

With Wijnaldum set to leave the Reds, who can take his place in Liverpool’s midfield?

Here is your weekly Liverpool Transfer Round Up.

Wijnaldum to leave Liverpool

The news we were all hoping would never break.

Wijnaldum looks set to reunite with former Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman.

The Dutchman’s will run down his contract when it expires at the end of the season and leave Anfield.

Duo linked as Gini future appears set

They were at loggerheads and there had been no breakthrough in negotiations between Liverpool and Wijnaldum’s representatives.

But recent revelations suggest that he is headed towards an Anfield exit.

As a result, Liverpool have set their sights on replacement.

Yves Bissouma has flourished this season for Brighton and has become a key player under Graham Potter.

Once a Swansea flop, Lille’s Renato Sanches has reportedly caught the eye of Michael Edwards and co. with Les Dogues sitting third, just a point off leaders Lyon.

New Addition on the Flanks?

Late Friday night saw the Reds linked with Spanish powerhouse Adama Traore.

Could Liverpool dip back into the Wanderers squad as they did with Diogo Jota?

In addition, he would cost in excess of £40million.

Real Madrid defender ‘allowed to leave’

Real Madrid defender Eder Militao is allowed to leave the club on a temporary basis.

Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, it was reported he could depart on loan or if a club matches their €50million price tag (as per HITC).

However, his revelation has saw a flurry of reports linking to Brazilian to Anfield.

But, as of yet, Liverpool are not publicly interested in the former Porto man.

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Time to quash the Alaba rumours

Reports this week say that Alaba is a ‘hard no’.

It is understood to be too short to meet the requirements for a Liverpool defender.

The Austrian international has drifted into the central defensive position in recent years but with his contract expiring and it appears that Klopp will not raid a former rival.

However, The Reds plan seems set.

For instance, any centre-back will be a direct replacement for Joel Matip.

Reds quoted £35million for Argentine

The search for a new midfielder will commence, as a result of today’s news (Saturday 16th January) surrounding Wijnaldum.

Udinese are four points off the relegation zone in Serie A and winless in their last six.

De Paul has been ever-present for I Bianconeri, with three goals and one assist in 16 matches.

The 26-year-old has reportedly caught the eye of the German head coach.

Star Bundesliga defender staying put

Hot prospect Dayot Upamecano has been widely linked with the European elite, including the reigning Premier League champions.

But the Frenchman will not be leaving Saxony this January, according to reports.

This news sets up a very interesting summer in the race for the 22-year-old’s signature.

Other Rumours/Transfer News You May Have Missed…

Liverpool have reportedly shown interest in Nikola Maksimovic, he is a free agent in the summer. [Jim White]

Arsenal have offered the service of Greek international, Sokratis, this month, but the Greek international is not an option for the Reds. [Fabrizio Romano].

The Transfer Committee are looking to the summer, one player who is of genuine interest is Brighton’s Ben White, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Wolves shown interest in Divock Origi but have dropped their interest in the Belgian.

However, they have opted to recall Patrick Cutrone from Italy with Raul Jiminez suffering a fractured skull last year. [MirrorFootball]

Plymouth Argyle have signed Adam Lewis on loan until the end of the season.

Also, multiple outlets have reported that Sepp van den Berg has held talks with clubs in Belgium, Germany and Switzerland over a possible loan move.

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