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Liverpool look to add more Brazilian flair as club linked to THREE major January deals: transfer rumours

Liverpool could be set to add three players to their squad during the January transfer window, according to the latest transfer rumours.

The latest player to be linked with a move to Anfield is Roma's Brazilian left-back EMERSON PALMIERI. Gazzamercato, via Football Italia, have claimed that the 23-year-old could have moved Liverpool during the summer had it not been for an ACL injury that he sustained in May.

The former Santos player has not featured for Roma yet this season (he is expected back next month) but nevertheless, Jurgen Klopp is again thought to be keen on adding the player to his squad. Consequently, reports suggest that a €25m move may be on the cards, with Emerson set to considerably increase his salary on an Anfield deal lasting until 2022.

These rumours add to yesterday's links to moves for two major stars in the mid-season window.

Spanish outlet El Pais reported that Jurgen Klopp is keeping an eye on the situation of goalkeeper IKER CASILLAS. The Los Blancos hero is now plying his trade with Porto but the clubcould be tempted to offload the 36-year-old in January to lighten their wage bill.

Meanwhile, respected LFC journalist Oliver Bond got hopes up that Liverpool have still not given up hope of bringing NABY KEITA to Anfield in January. He tweeted that the club will try to accelerate the RB Leipzig midfielder's transfer, which is currently set for next summer.

RHIAN BREWSTER, who already has seven goals in the Under-17 World Cup in India, is to be offered a new contract at Liverpool when he turns 18 next year, the Daily Mail reports. The striker's goals have helped take England to the final of the tournament in India and the Reds are confident of securing his future at Anfield, according to the paper.

Chelsea are already planning for the exit of manager Antonio Conte - and are lining up a replacement in the form of CARLO ANCELOTTI, according to the Sun. The 58-year-old has been out of work since late September when he was removed as manager of Bayern Munich, and the paper said Chelsea do not expect Conte to see out his Stamford Bridge contract, which runs until 2019.

In other managerial news, MARCO SILVA has told Watford he will say at Vicarage Road despite his name being mentioned as a possible replacement for Ronald Koeman at Everton, the Mirror said. Silva has won four of his nine games this campaign to put the Hornets in the top six.

Stuttgart's BERKAY OZCAN has held talks with Arsenal after the Gunners scouted the 19-year-old, the Mirror reported. The paper said Ozcan is not in a rush to move to London, but that he would like to join them in the future.

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PLAYERS TO WATCH

HATEM BEN ARFA: The former France international could be heading to the King Power to link up with new Leicester boss Claude Puel, according to RMC Sport.

STEVAN JOVETIC: Sevilla could be about to make a move for the Monaco and Montenegro forward who is also wanted by Brighton, talkSPORT said.

JOSE ARNAIZ: Fresh after scoring on his Barcelona debut in the Copa del Rey in midweek, Manchester United, Arsenal and Bayern Munich have all made enquiries about the forward, according to Mundo Deportivo.

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