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Liverpool will try to nab Keita in January and Manchester United snap up FIVE new players: transfer rumours

Liverpool may have secured the services of long-term target NABY KEITA for the 18/19 season, but they haven't given up hope of seeing him in red before then, according to the latest transfer rumours.

The Anfield club will most likely look to bring him to England in January, according to the Liverpool Echo, even if the chances are remote.

Keita has been criticised for his early season displays with his RB Leipzig side floundering at the bottom of their Champions League group.

The deal Liverpool and Keita have agreed does not include any clause that would see the move sped up should Leipzig crash out of the Champions League, according to the Echo, but they say the Reds will 'almost certainly' ask the question in the New Year.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are reported to have signed as many as five of the teenage stars who were on the look-out for a new club after Huddersfield scrapped their academy.

United were said to have offered a group of players trials at the club and five are now thought to have signed contracts. England Under 16 duo ROCCO FRAGAPANE and RAJ MAHMOOD as well as HARVEY ROWE and SAM MURRAY were interesting United, according to the Daily Mail.

West Ham have started looking for a replacement for SLAVEN BILIC as pressure builds on the Croatian manager - with CARLO ANCELOTTI a possible contender, the Daily Mail reports. The Telegraph says Ancelotti is eyeing up a return to the Premier League, after being sacked by Bayern Munich. However, according the Sun, AC Milan could also be interested in bringing back their former manager. 

DAVID SILVA is reportedly considering leaving Manchester City and heading to AC Milan. As reported by the Sun, Italian news site Tuttomercatoweb claims Silva could move to the Serie A team at the end of the season, having put new contract talks with City on hold. Silva has two years to run on his current City deal.

Inter Milan are said to be plotting a January move for Paris St Germain's JAVIER PASTORE - who is already being tracked Chelsea and Liverpool. According to Italian news site Sport Mediaset, Inter look to be the most likely to tempt PSG to accept an offer for the star. 

Chelsea could miss out on two targets it has been heavily linked to, with ALEX SANDRO and GIORGIO CHIELLINI reportedly on the verge of signing new contracts for Juventus. Both are close to committing to futures at the club, according to Italian site Corriere dello Sport.

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PLAYERS TO WATCH

TYLER ROBERTS: The 18-year-old, who is on loan at Walsall from West Bromwich, is being eyed up by a host of clubs, the Mirror reports. Swansea, Brighton and Sunderland are all monitoring his progress, according to the paper.

LEON GORETZKA: Arsenal and Liverpool could miss out on signing the Germany international as he leans towards a move to Bayern Munich, Italian news site Calciomercato reports. The German champions are said to have made an informal offer to the 22-year-old, whose contract with Schalke runs out at the end of the season.

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