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Liverpool agree January transfer and target ANOTHER two attackers as Torres eyes Premier League return: transfer rumours

Liverpool have agreed a deal for a January transfer, could be set to bring one former Red back to Anfield and are targetting and English World Cup star according to the latest transfer rumours.

Liverpool are reported to have agreed a January move for Schalke attacker LEON GORETZKA. Spanish media outlet Don Balon have reported that the Reds have beaten competition from Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal to sign the German player who has netted four goals in nine Bundesliga appearances so far this season. Goretzka is rumoured by Sportsmole to have turned down an approach from Barcelona, having been unimpressed by their contract offer.

Meanwhile, AC Milan's SUSO is another player Jurgen Klopp is considering, should Philippe Coutinho move to Barcelona. Soccerisma report that the Spanish playmaker has a release clause of €40million and their sources claim that Liverpool scouts watched on as Suso scored to help Milan to a 2-0 win over Sassuolo last week. Suso, 23, left Anfield in 2015 after only 14 league appearances.

And the Reds could also be set to swoop for Wolves midfielder MORGAN GIBS-WHITE. The teenager impressed for England at the recent U17 World Cup and the Sun reckon that Liverpool are leading the chase for the £5 million rated player. Gibbs-White can play as a forward as well as an attacking midfielder.

FERNANDO TORRES is eyeing a return to the Premier League and could be interested in signing for Newcastle or Southampton, according to the Mirror. Representatives for the 33-year-old striker have let his desire to leave Atletico on loan in January be known to Magpies manager Rafa Benitez and Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino, the paper claims.

Borussia Dortmund have reportedly joined the race to sign Liverpool midfielder EMRE CAN. The Mirror reports that Germany star Can, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has already caught the eye of Italian giants Juventus, but the Serie A outfit could now face serious competition from Dortmund who are keen to get him on a free transfer next summer.

Manchester United want to sell England left-back LUKE SHAW for £20 million in January, the Times reports. Turkish side Fenerbahce have expressed an interest in taking the 22-year-old on loan, but United want to offload him on a permanent basis, preferably in January, the paper says.

Manchester United defender MATTEO DARMIAN is being chased by three Italian clubs, according to reports in Italy. The Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper claims the Italy international, who has not managed to establish himself as a first-team regular at Old Trafford, is wanted by Juventus, Napoli and Roma.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly earmarked WILFRIED ZAHA as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez. The Sun reports that Wenger is ready to launch a £35 million bid for the Crystal Palace winger.

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MORGAN GIBBS-WHITE: Liverpool are ready to fork out £5 million for the 17-year-old Wolves midfielder, according to the Sun. The teenager, who was part of the England Under-17s team to be crowned world champions last month, has sparked interest from Tottenham and Arsenal too, the paper says.

NABIL FEKIR: Arsenal will face competition from Real Madrid to sign the France international, according to the Sun. Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane has reportedly been watching the 24-year-old, who plays for French giants Lyon, for some time. Barcelona and Juventus are also said to be interested in Fekir.

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